Manning holds his own as the Tigers ‘pen falters in 7-5 loss

Detroit Tigers starter Matt Manning made a promising major-league debut but couldn’t quite match Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani. The Angels then battered Detroit’s bullpen and ended the Tigers’ three-game winning streak, 7-5, on Thursday.

Taylor Ward clubbed a grand slam off Kyle Funkhouser during the Angels’ five-run seventh.

Manning, the team’s top minor-league pitching prospect, allowed just two second-inning runs in five innings of work but was charged with the loss. The 23-year-old right-hander gave up four hits, walked two and struck out three before manager AJ Hinch removed him.

Ohtani held the Tigers to one run — a Jonathan Schoop homer — in six innings in the opener of a four-game series. The Tigers scored three runs in the eighth and another in the ninth against the Angels’ bullpen but couldn’t make up the deficit. Jeimer Candelario grounded out with a runner on to end the game.