Skubal strikes out 9, Tigers hand Giants season-worst 6th consecutive loss, 5-1

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Jul 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-24 16:43:01-04

DETROIT (AP) — Tarik Skubal struck out nine while recording his first victory in over a year and the Detroit Tigers handed the San Francisco Giants their season-worst sixth consecutive loss, 5-1, on Monday.

Skubal (1-1), who was making his fourth start of the year, held the Giants scoreless on two hits in five innings in a game that was a makeup of an April 16 postponement. His previous victory came against Oakland on July 21 last season. He underwent flexor tendon surgery in August.

Zack Short hit a two-run homer and Kerry Carpenter also drove in two runs for Detroit. Riley Greene had three hits and scored twice.

Giants starter Ross Stripling (0-4) gave up three runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings. Wilmer Flores homered for San Francisco, which has scored one run in each of the last three games. The Giants wrapped up a season-long 11-game road trip.

The Tigers scored a run in the first inning on Spencer Torkelson's RBI single, which followed Greene's one-out double. Detroit used three singles, including Carpenter's run-scoring hit, to make it 2-0 in the third.

Carpenter drove home Greene with another single in the fifth.

Flores' 13th homer of the season came off Jose Cisnero in the sixth, cutting Detroit's lead to 3-1.

Short, who entered as a defensive replacement, hit his first homer since June 21 in the eighth.


Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (left knee inflammation) is eligible to come off the injured list on Aug. 1 and manager Gabe Kapler said he's “trending in the right direction.” 2B Thairo Estrada (left hand fracture) has begun baseball activities.

Tigers: RHP Mason Englert was placed on the 15-day injured list with left hip tightness. Englert was shelled for nine runs in a 2 1/3-inning relief stint against San Diego on Saturday.


Tigers: Englert was replaced on the active roster by LHP Zach Logue, who was recalled from Triple-A Toledo. RHP Brendan White also was recalled from the Mud Hens to replace RHP Alex Faedo, who was optioned back to Toledo. Faedo was the winning pitcher against the Padres on Sunday, tossing six scoreless innings.


Giants: Return to San Francisco for a nine-game homestand, beginning Tuesday against Oakland. The Giants have not announced a starting pitcher.

Tigers: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (6-5, 2.69 ERA) could be making his last start for Detroit as it begins a three-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Rodriguez can opt out of his contract after the season and could be dealt.


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