Gonzalez, 4 pitchers lead Dodgers past Tigers

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, top, throws the ball over the Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager on a double play-attempt in the fourth inning Saturday in Detroit. Seager was safe on the play. (AP photo)


Associated Press

DETROIT — Michael Fulmer did everything he could against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

Thanks to his defense, it wasn’t quite enough.

Fulmer held baseball’s best team scoreless for 6 2/3 innings, but the Dodgers found a weakness in the seventh and went on to post a 3-0 victory.

With two outs, third baseman Nicholas Castellanos whiffed on a popup by Curtis Granderson for a two-base error. Fulmer walked Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez followed with an RBI single to right.

“That was frustrating, because I couldn’t get the last pitch I needed,” Fulmer said.

Justin Turner added a two-out RBI single off Alex Wilson in the eighth and Yasmani Grandal homered in the ninth.

“Fulmer is a heck of a pitcher, and this is the first time we had seen him up close,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s got really good stuff, but those two-out hits are tough for any pitcher.”

The win was the Dodgers’ sixth in a row and 21st in 24 games. Detroit has lost six straight and 12 of 14.

Fulmer (10-11) gave up an unearned run, three hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out six.

“I felt good, and I thought my mechanical changes were great,” he said.