Shane Greene ties Tigers' record for most HRs given up in game

Lynn Henning
The Detroit News
Shane Greene throws against the Angels during the first inning Saturday night.

Anaheim, Calif. — Tigers starter Shane Greene contributed to baseball history Saturday night at Angel Park in Anaheim.

But it wasn't in the manner he or the Tigers desired.

Greene allowed five Angels home runs before a single batter was retired in the second inning, the first time since 1914 so many homers had been allowed in a big-league game ahead of four outs being recorded.

It was also tied Greene for the most home runs allowed by a single Tigers pitcher in one game, joining Don Mossi (1961) and Jeff Weaver (1999).

Coincidentally, Jeff Weaver's brother, Jered, was on the mound for the Angels in Saturday night's game as the Angels tore into a 7-1 lead against Detroit, which lost the first two games of the four-game series in Anaheim.

Yoenis Cespedes' home run gave the Tigers their only run until the Tigers scored twice in the third to make it a 7-3 game.