Here is some information to chew on after the completion of this week’s series against the Detroit Tigers. The Angels do not play today but open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
Joe Saunders lost at home for the first time this season. His five earned runs allowed matched what Angels starters had allowed in the previous four games combined.
The Angels remained two games in front in the AL West despite the defeat Wednesday. It was just their 12 home defeat this season. They didn’t lose their 12th game at home last season until June 26. Their 32 victories are tied for the major-league lead with Boston, Tampa Bay and the Chicago Cubs.
The Angels have been held to three runs or fewer in 12 of the last 15 games. They have been held to four runs or less in 20 of 26 games this month and are 10-10 in those 20 games.