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Padres 1, Tigers 0: Perdomo declaws Detroit

The Friars notched their fourth shutout of the season.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Perdomo had his best start of the season in tonight’s shutout, holding the Tigers to just two hits in six scoreless innings. Ryan Buchter, Brad Hand, and Brandon Maurer each tossed a frame of relief to keep Perdomo in the win column, with Austin Hedges providing the bare minimum of offensive support. It must have been a terrible moral defeat for the already struggling Detroit squad, who lost even though they only gave up two hits this evening.

Cory Spangenberg drew a walk off Michael Fulmer to start the second inning, and it nearly came to naught. Erick Aybar grounded out on his first pitch to put Spangy in scoring position, but Franchy Cordero struck out to bring Hedges to the plate with two outs. Austin watched the first pitch sail wide and then fouled off a couple balls on the edge of the strike zone. On the fourth pitch, Fulmer hung a slider and San Diego’s star catcher announced his return with authority.

And that was that. The Padres opened this homestand in style, and they’ll try to lock the series away early behind Dinelson Lamet tomorrow. First pitch at 7:10 PM.