LA Angels 8, Detroit 1

Date - Friday, April 19, 2013 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Clint Fagan,
Attendance - 39023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 1
LA Angels 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 8 16 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 9-7 4-2 5-5 L2
LA Angels 5-10 3-4 2-6 W1


Angels 8, Tigers 1:
Peter Bourjos had three hits and three RBIs and right-hander Tommy Hanson pitched six scoreless innings as host Los Angeles won the opener of the three-game series.

Hanson (2-1) pitched around six hits and four walks before the bullpen finished off the the top-hitting team in the American League. Albert Pujols contributed three hits and two RBIs for the Angels and Chris Iannetta, Mark Trumbo and Luis Jimenez recorded two hits apiece.

Miguel Cabrera had three hits and an RBI and Torii Hunter and Alex Avila contributed two hits each for the Tigers, who avoided getting shut out in back-to-back games when Cabrera delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth. Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez (2-1) allowed 11 hits and three runs in 6 2/3 innings, and the Angels continued to hammer away at the Tigers’ bullpen, which had not allowed a run in its last 13 innings coming into the game.

Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead in the third after Jimenez reached on an infield single and took second on a throwing error by shortstop Jhonny Peralta, only the second error of the season for the Tigers. Jimenez took third on a bunt single by Bourjos and came home on Mike Trout’s sacrifice fly to right, the first of his two RBIs.

The Angels tacked on another run in the fourth after Iannetta reached on a two-out infield single and took second on a wild pitch. Brendan Harris followed with a double to deep left to drive in Iannetta for a 2-0 lead and the Angels later blew the game open with a five-run eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Angels recalled RHP Michael Kohn from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, replacing 3B Alberto Callaspo (calf) on the roster. Kohn sat out last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. ... Angels RHP Ryan Madson, who also sat out last season after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery, pitched to four batters in a simulated game Friday, the first time he has faced live batters since 2011. … Hunter, who played five seasons with the Angels before leaving via free agency last fall, received a standing ovation in his first at-bat.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   LA Angels
Anibal Sanchez Player Tommy Hanson
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 2
11 Hits 6
2.70 ERA 0.00
Detroit   LA Angels
Miguel Cabrera Player Peter Bourjos
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 10 0 12 .294 20 3 1 6 2 1
LA Angels 16 0 21 .432 16 4 8 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Angels have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Tigers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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