LA Angels 13, Detroit 0

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 100°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 33950

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 4 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 13 18 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 50-41 25-18 25-23 W1
Detroit 47-44 23-21 24-23 L1


Angels 13, Tigers 0: Mike Trout continued his sensational rookie season, going 4-for-6 with a towering two-run homer in Los Angeles' one-sided victory over host Detroit.

Trout, who raised his American League-best average to .355, was the offensive catalyst as the Angels broke out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and cruised from there to improve to 3-2 on their seven-game East Coast road swing. The 20-year-old became the first Los Angeles rookie with four four-hit games in a season and scored three runs, giving him 64 in 69 games.

Mark Trumbo homered for the sixth time in eight games and Albert Pujols also went deep as part of a five-homer barrage in support of starter Garrett Richards (3-1). The right-hander scattered three hits and four walks over seven innings to bounce back from a rough stretch that had seen him surrender 17 runs over his previous 8 2/3 frames.

Jacob Turner (0-1) was on the receiving end of the Angels' onslaught. The 21-year-old, making his fifth major-league start, was tagged for seven runs on six hits in two innings to see his ERA balloon to 10.29.

A four-run first sealed the Tigers' fate. Pujols kicked things off with an RBI single that brought home Trout, and Trumbo followed with a blast 10 rows deep into the left-center field seats for his 26th home run of the season.

Trout one-upped his teammate the following inning, drilling an opposite-field shot an estimated 430 feet for his 13th of the year and a 6-0 Los Angeles lead. Two batters later, Pujols golfed a Turner offering into the left-field bullpen.

Alberto Callaspo had a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Kendrys Morales added a solo blast in the eighth as the Angels handed Detroit just its second loss in the last 11 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Turner and Trout were both selected in the 2009 draft. Turner was taken ninth overall while Trout went 16 picks later. ... Trout's four-hit effort gives him 100 on the season, tied with Giants OF Melky Cabrera for the most in the majors since Trout was recalled from Triple-A on April 28. ... Pujols' blast was the 461st of his career, tying him with Braves OF Chipper Jones for 32nd all-time. Retired OF Jose Canseco is next on the list at 462. ... Trout has scored at least one run in nine straight games, four off the club record set by Jim Edmonds in 1995.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Detroit
Garrett Richards Player Jacob Turner
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 2.0
2 Strikeouts 1
3 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 31.50
LA Angels   Detroit
Mike Trout Player Alex Avila
4 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 1
.667 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 18 5 36 .409 17 8 13 4 0 0
Detroit 4 0 4 .133 20 3 0 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

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