Detroit 3, LA Angels 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 31, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 36878

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0
Detroit 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 59-50 28-23 31-27 L1
Detroit 57-51 31-24 26-27 W1

Recap


Justin Verlander settled for a one-hit gem after coming within four outs of his third career no-hitter as the Detroit Tigers recorded a 3-2 home triumph over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
 
Verlander (15-5) yielded an RBI single to Maicer Izturis with two outs in the eighth inning, but held on to match New York Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia for the league lead in wins.
 
The righthander was vying for his second no-hitter this season. Verlander handcuffed the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7 and also rendered the Milwaukee Brewers powerless in an interleague game on June 12, 2007.
 
Verlander struck out nine in eight innings and Jose Valverde retired the side in the ninth for his 28th save of the season.
 
Magglio Ordonez belted a two-run homer in the third inning and Carlos Guillen added a solo shot in the seventh for Detroit, which salvaged a split of its four-game series with Los Angeles.
 
Jered Weaver (14-5) was ejected after throwing at Alex Avila following Guillen's homer in the seventh inning. Weaver saw his eight-game winning streak come to an end after permitting three runs on four hits while striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings.
 
Erick Aybar scored on Peter Bourjos' fielder's choice in the eighth inning for Los Angeles, which fell for just the fourth time in 12 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Detroit
Jered Weaver Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 8.0
8 Strikeouts 9
4 Hits 1
4.05 ERA 0.00
Hitting
LA Angels   Detroit
Maicer Izturis Player Carlos Guillen
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 4
.250 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 1 0 1 .033 9 9 2 3 1 0
Detroit 4 2 10 .143 7 8 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Texas. The Tigers have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Angels have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .612 after a loss.
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