Freese powers Angels past Tigers
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - David Freese's go-ahead homer in the eighth inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 2-1 victory in the finale of a four-game set on Sunday.
Kole Calhoun supplied two hits and Erick Aybar scored for the Angels, who won the final three games of the series and improved to a season-best 22 games over .500.
Joe Smith (4-0) tossed a perfect eighth to earn the win. Starter Hector Santiago gave up a run on three hits with three strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings in the no-decision.
The Angels bullpen didn't allow a single Detroit baserunner and fanned four batters over the final 3 2/3 innings.
Victor Martinez supplied an RBI double for the Tigers, who mustered just three hits and have dropped four of their last six.
Reliever Joba Chamberlain (1-4) was tagged with the loss after giving up Freese's homer, while starter Rick Porcello pitched seven solid innings allowing just one run on five hits with six strikeouts.
07/27 18:35:44 ET