Tigers’ offense snuffed out in Friday’s 1-0 loss at San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo’s first scoreless outing of the season on Friday came at a great time for the San Diego Padres.
Perdomo (2-4) pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Austin Hedges had an RBI double and the Padres handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, 1-0.
Having allowed at least one run in each of his starts, Perdomo outworked Michael Fulmer of Detroit and didn’t allow a hit till the fifth. Perdomo struck out six and walked five.
Hedges doubled to right-center in the second to drive home Cory Spangenberg, who reached base three times against Fulmer (6-6). It was Hedges’ first at-bat since a collision at home with the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo that sidelined the catcher for two games.
Perdomo walked four batters in the first three innings, but twice escaped with double-play grounders.
Brad Hand pitched a scoreless eighth and Brandon Maurer retired the side in the ninth.
Fulmer allowed one run on two hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and walked four. In Detroit’s six shutout losses this season, Fulmer has been the starting pitcher in three.
Justin Upton went hitless in his return to San Diego, where he played the 2015 season.