8.28.15: Shoemaker shuts down hometown Tigers, pitches Angels to win
DETROIT (AP) — Matt Shoemaker pitched one-hit ball into the eighth inning in his hometown ballpark, Albert Pujols drove in one run and scored another and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 Thursday.
The Angels began the day trailing Minnesota by one game for the second American League wild-card spot, with Texas also a half-game ahead of them.
Shoemaker (6-9) went to high school about 30 minutes from Comerica Park and attended Eastern Michigan University, a school that has a large ad on the right field fence. He dominated the Tigers in his first game in Detroit, permitting just a single by Anthony Gose in the third.
Shoemaker walked one and struck out five in 7 1-3 innings.
Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 31st save, finishing the combined two-hitter.
Randy Wolf (0-2) pitched well enough to win in his second start since June 2014. He gave up one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings, striking out five.