American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Detroit|
(Sunday, April 20th)
Final Score: Detroit 2, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Castellanos' go-ahead RBI single in the
bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 win over the
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday in the finale of a three-game set.
Austin Jackson worked a two-out walk in the sixth to chase starter Hector
Santiago from the game. With Kevin Jepsen now on the mound, Jackson advanced
to second on Hank Conger's pickoff attempt error. Castellanos then lined a
single through the middle to plate Jackson for a 2-1 margin.
Ian Krol and Al Alburquerque worked the eighth, while Joe Nathan fired a
scoreless ninth to notch his third save of the season.
Torii Hunter and Austin Romine were the only other Tigers with hits. They
tallied a pair apiece for Detroit, which won despite going just 1-for-11 with
runners in scoring position.
Rick Porcello (2-1) allowed a run on five hits and a walk over seven innings
to earn the victory.
Santiago (0-3) fanned seven and surrendered two runs -- none earned -- on two
hits and five walks over 5 2/3 frames for the Angels, who have dropped four of
their last six games.
The only other runs of the game came in the first inning.
Howie Kendrick's two-out RBI single got the Halos on the board, and Detroit
tied it in the home half by using three Angels errors on one play.
"It was an unusual play, I've never seen it before," Kinsler said.
Ian Kinsler worked a one-out walk and began to dart for second on a ball four
to Miguel Cabrera. Conger threw to second anyway and it sailed into center
field. Kinsler moved to third and went home when Mike Trout's toss back into
the infield missed the cutoff man. Santiago picked up the loose ball near the
mound, but was unable to nab Kinsler in time.
"We thought we had Cabrera struck out, and all of a sudden they had a run in
and a runner on second base," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
The Angels tallied four errors in all ... LA was 1-for-5 with runners in
scoring position and left five men on base.
04/20 19:45:14 ET