Detroit Tigers ‘earn’ 100th loss of season, 3-1 at Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Manaea matched his career high by striking out 10 in his second start following shoulder surgery, and the Oakland Athletics beat Detroit 3-1 on Sunday to give the Tigers their first 100-loss season since 2003.
Manaea (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings against the New York Yankees on Sept. 1, his first big league outing since winning at Minnesota on Aug. 24 last year.
He allowed two hits over seven innings against the Tigers, who didn’t get a hit until Christian Stewart homered leading off the fifth. The 27-year-old left-hander struck out seven of his first 11 batters, including Dawel Lugo to end the first after back-to-back walks by Jeimer Candelario and Ronny Rodriguez.
At 42-100, Detroit is headed to its poorest record since going 43-119 in 2003, the team record for losses.
Detroit starter Daniel Norris (3-12) was removed after three innings for his sixth straight start, part of the team’s plan to limit his work.