The 29-year-old carries a seven-game hitting streak into the Los Angeles Angels' second contest of a three-game series against the host Detroit Tigers on Wednesday when the teams reconvene at Comerica Park.
Norris needed to make three ideal pitches to wriggle out of the jam, and he pulled it off.
Avila, though, fouled off the next two pitches before taking a pitch at the edge of the strike zone to end the game. Manager Mike Scioscia said Bedrosian played catch from 90 feet Wednesday. Detroit gets to face a pitcher that has been struggling.
"That was a great job by Bud", Scioscia said. "The swings are better". But the Angels, playing without injured star Mike Trout, couldn't give him any run support. "We had some trouble closing out some innings, including the ninth, but we got it done". "It's kind of been the MO - cruising to the sixth and then getting in that little rut". Meyer has six starts this season, allowing 16 earned runs over 29.1 innings of work.
Before Wednesday night's game, inside an office more crammed with media than usual, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was asked a simple question.
Meyer hit Ian Kinsler around the ear flap with a pitch in the third, then walked Alex Avila. "They didn't let up". He's allowed a career-high four home runs already, as well as 20 hits. Daniel Norris issued three walks in the third inning.
"Miggy seems to be fine", Ausmus said. "If he can control the ball, and keep the ball down, he probably pitches seven innings".
Calhoun added a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Meyer, who had a contingent of friends and family make the 4½-hour drive from his hometown of Greensburg, Ind., feasted on Detroit's J.D. Martinez, Upton, and Nicholas Castellanos, striking out the Tigers' No. 5-6-7 batters a combined seven times.
Los Angeles Angels' C.J. Cron (24) is congratulated by Yunel Escobar (0) after Cron's two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Detroit.
An error by Tigers center fielder Presley allowed Los Angeles' fourth run to score in the fifth. Farmer (13 innings), Warwick Saupold (10 1/3 innings) and Arcenio Leon (4 1/3 innings) have struck out 26 and walked just six during that span. The Tigers optioned outfielder JaCoby Jones to Triple-A Toledo to open up the roster spot. Verlander will be evaluated as the week progresses, and his next start is to be determined. He will throw a bullpen session before the team decides if he makes his next start in Boston this weekend.
Also, catcher James McCann (hand) is slated to begin a rehab stint at Toledo on Tuesday.
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