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American League Game Summary - Detroit at LA Angels of Anaheim



(Saturday, July 26)

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Detroit 0

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Efren Navarro hit his first career home run and Matt Shoemaker tossed seven scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the third contest of a four-game set on Saturday.

Navarro, who provided the go-ahead single in Friday's 2-1 win after replacing the injured Josh Hamilton, finished with two RBI, and C.J. Cron and Howie Kendrick both drove in a run for the Angels, who have won two straight and three of their last four.

"Justin is a highly respected pitcher. To get my first homer run against him was a big surprise," said Navarro. "Tip your hat to Matt for pitching a great game."

Shoemaker (8-3), who earned his third win his last four starts, surrendered just three hits and struck out five batters in his first career start against the Tigers.

Austin Jackson had two of Detroit's four hits and starter Justin Verlander (9-9) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks across seven frames for Detroit, which has lost eight of its last nine at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

"We haven't swung the bat the past couple of nights," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "Justin looked good. It's tough to win when you don't score."

The Tigers had a chance in the first inning as Ian Kinsler hit a one-out double to left and moved to third on Miguel Cabrera's groundout. He was left stranded, however, after Shoemaker struck out Victor Martinez to end the frame.

Navarro crushed a 1-1 fastball to lead off the second and give the Angels a 1-0 lead.

Albert Pujols doubled to right to lead off the home sixth and moved to third on Erick Aybar's sacrifice bunt. After Kendrick walked, Navarro's groundout scored Pujols. Cron stroked an RBI double down the left-field line to make it a 3-0 game.

Reliever Joakim Soria made his Tigers debut in the eighth after being acquired from Texas on Wednesday. He was greeted by Aybar, who singled and reached second on the play after Torii Hunter misplayed the ball in right field. Kendrick's grounder to left scored him, and Kendrick slid into second on the play.

Game Notes

Hamilton, who left Friday's game with a sore left knee, was held out of the lineup ... Ausmus was ejected in the third inning by home plate umpire Cory Blaser after Eugenio Suarez was ruled out on a pickoff attempt due to an Angels' challenge ... Shoemaker is the first Michigan born starting pitcher to earn a win against Detroit since Derek Lowe did so as a member of the Dodgers on June 6, 2005.

07/27 00:54:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
3rd
CHA 75
TOR 71
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
5th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
3rd
IND 55
CHI 54
 
3rd
WAS 83
MIA 56
 
3rd
ORL 86
SAC 73
 
3rd
CHA 75
TOR 71
 
3rd
PHI 50
UTA 52
 
2nd
ATL 53
CLE 40
 
2nd
NOP 27
BOS 33
 
2nd
HOU 29
DET 23
 
2nd
MEM 26
LAL 21
 
1st
BRK 21
PHO 17
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
DEN
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GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
2nd
KSU 57
AKR 59
 
2nd
BUF 51
BGU 52
 
2nd
DART 47
BRO 59
 
2nd
WMICH 50
CMICH 42
 
2nd
PENN 38
CLMB 30
 
2nd
PRIN 55
CORN 48
 
2nd
OU 53
ILLCH 54
 
2nd
OHIO 84
UMO 61
 
2nd
BST 36
NILL 35
 
2nd
EMICH 62
TOL 46
 
2nd
NIOWA 50
BRAD 37
 
Half
MURST 43
MORE 32
 
8:00pm Tonight
CCAR
UNCA
 
1st
HARV 15
YALE 17
 
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DREX
COC
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CITA
FUR
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USF
PAC
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BAY
TTU
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EKENT
BEL
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CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
2nd
NJD 1
CLB 3
 
2nd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
DET 2
CAL 1
 
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CHI
EDM
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT