The Tigers fall to the Angels 10-0 in the 19th closing of the season

The Tigers fell 10-0 to the Angels on Monday in the 19th closing of the season, the most for the Tigers since 1976.

Unlike the Tigers (51-84), the Angels (59-76) threw their 17th close of the season, tying with the Mets for the most in Major League Baseball this season.

Los Angeles Angels' Shuhei Ohtani returns to the dugout after hitting a home solo during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Anaheim, California, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 (AP Photo/Ringo HW Chiu)

Angels champion Jose Suarez (seven innings, three hits, no runs, seven hits) stayed one step ahead of the Tigers’ hitters with a healthy mix of well-positioned fast balls and dribbling changes.

Suarez’s longest run since August 8 led to another mediocre night on the Detroit board, with four strokes compared to the Angels 16.

Until Willi Castro was alone in sixth, the Tigers’ only hit in the match was Victor Reyes’ lone jumper above the left field line in the third, just inches from being overtaken by Luis Renjevo to get off the ground.

Chest Points: Angels 10, Tigers 0

“The same stadiums we were giving up, we weren’t playing,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch told Bally Sports in Detroit. “(Suarez) hit us in the attack zone. We had a good plan against him – we didn’t really implement it.”