The month of September continued to adversely affect the Detroit Tigers' playoff chances on Sunday afternoon, as Jim Leyland's team lost for the third consecutive time to Los Angeles, 3-2.
Now losers of five of their last six games, the Tigers could only manage five hits as a team against Angels starter Zack Greinke, who lasted seven innings to pick up his 14th victory of the season. Greinke out-dueled Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez, as Detroit's midseason pitching acquisition was unable to bounce back from the pair of home runs he served up in the first two frames.
Next up for the Tigers is a pivotal four-game set with the Chicago White Sox at U.S Cellular Field. Rick Porcello will take the mound on Monday to kick off the series, as the Tigers will be desperate to get back in the win column.