Detroit Tigers gored, 10-0, by Cleveland Guardians, Jose Ramirez

In the first inning, Cleveland Guardians slugger Jose Ramirez launched a three-run home run on a middle-middle 89.5 mph fastball from Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Pineda.

Game-over.

The Tigers were waxed by the Guardians, 10-0, in the third of four games at Progressive Field before the All-Star break. The Guardians scored eight runs across two innings against Pineda in the worst start of his nine-year MLB career.

“It was an ugly start to the game,” manager AJ Hinch told reporters in Cleveland. “They did a good job of getting pitches to hit, and they didn’t miss. They hit some pretty hard balls off him and ended up scoring a bunch of runs early. Pretty good momentum team over there.”

Cleveland Guardians' Jose Ramirez, left, rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run as Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez looks on during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Cleveland.

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Meanwhile, the Tigers (37-55) mustered just five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Position player Harold Castro pitched a one-hit scoreless eighth on 10 pitches.

Owen Miller singled off Castro’s 51.1 mph eephus.

The Tigers — losers in eight of their past nine games — allowed at least 10 runs for the fifth time and were shut out for the 13th time this season. They have scored five runs in three games combined against Cleveland, all in a 6-5 loss Friday.

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