DETROIT (AP) Drew Smyly's return to the rotation was an inauspicious one.
The left-hander allowed four runs in three innings before being pulled Friday night in Detroit's 11-6 loss to the Angels. Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen fared even worse, allowing seven runs as Los Angeles broke the game open.
"I felt pretty good, I just couldn't put anyone away," Smyly said. "Any time I'd get ahead of someone, they would keep fouling off pitches and working the count, and then they'd find something they could hit. That's a really good lineup, and they hammered everything I left over the plate."