Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 6, Detroit 1
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Howie Kendrick drove in a pair of runs as the
LA Angels of Anaheim took a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers in the second of a
Albert Pujols went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Mike Trout
hit a solo home run and scored twice for the Angels, who have won their last
C.J. Wilson (12-9) won his third straight start as he gave up just one
unearned run along with four hits and two walks while striking out six over 7
"I tried not to do too much," said Wilson. "I just tried to get on the same
page with the catcher and hit the glove. If you take the walks out of the
game, I think this was my best game."
Omar Infante had two hits and drove in the lone run for the Tigers, who have
lost four of their last five. Justin Verlander (13-8) gave up all six runs on
nine hits over six innings to take the loss.
"It wasn't his night out there," said Detroit manager Jim Leyland about
Verlander. "He wasn't very good and the Angels ambushed him early. They are a
good team and are fighting for a playoff spot, same as us."
Detroit fell two games behind Chicago, which beat Kansas City on Saturday, for
first place in the AL Central, while the Angels' winning streak has them two
games back in the crowded AL wild card chase.
Trout led off the Angels first with his 26th home run of the season. With one
out, Pujols walked and Kendrys Morales doubled. Kendrick drove in both runners
with a double and later came home on a Vernon Wells double for a 4-0 lead.
The Angels added to their lead in the third when Pujols led off with a double
and Morales followed with a two-bagger for a 5-0 lead.
In the fourth, the Tigers got on the board as Austin Jackson reached second
base on a Maicer Izturis error then scored on an Infante single.
The Angels, though, got the run back in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI
single from Pujols that plated Trout for a 6-1 advantage.
Detroit leads the season series, 5-4 ... Izturis left the game in the fourth
inning with a rib cage strain ... Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont and
third baseman Miguel Cabrera were ejected in the fourth inning by home plate
umpire Tim Timmons for arguing.
09/09 00:28:36 ET
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