Andrew Romine

Angels blown out by Tigers

Angels blown out by Tigers

Here JC Ramirez had been something of an unexpected bright spot in the Angels’ patchwork rotation.

Alas, then came Thursday night, and out went his surprising dominance.

Ramirez gave up a three-run homer to Justin Upton in the first inning and a two-run homer to ex-Angel Andrew Romine in the second and the Detroit Tigers strolled to a 7-1 victory.

Ramirez, 28, had spent his entire career in the bullpen until the Angels placed him in their patchwork rotation last month. In his previous four starts the hard-throwing Ramirez sported a 2.28 ERA, struck out 27 and walked seven.

He did settle down after the second inning, at one point retiring 10 consecutive batters, but...

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