ANAHEIM — Limiting the home run ball was an issue for José Ureña on Friday night.
With the Tigers struggling to get their offense going against Angels right-hander Alex Cobb, Ureña allowed two runs through four innings, but he couldn’t keep the Halos silent in the fifth.
After getting Juan Lagares to fly out to lead off the frame, Ureña surrendered three home runs, two of which were of the two-run variety, in the Tigers’ 11-3 loss to the Halos at Angel Stadium.
Ureña gave up a solo homer to Luis Rengifo after he left a 92.2 mph sinker over the middle of the plate and struggled to regain his composure. Two at-bats later Shohei Ohtani sent a sinker from Ureña to right field for a two-run blast. Then Jared Walsh got the better of a changeup from Ureña, leading manager A.J. Hinch to make the slow walk out of the dugout and remove his starter from the game after giving up seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.