MLB

more stats

7
Final123456789RHE
LA Angels0020023007100
Detroit2010000104121
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:D.De La Rosa(2-1) L:J.Alvarez(1-1) S:E.Frieri (18)
HR: ANA- E.Aybar (3), M.Trout (13) DET- T.Hunter (4), M.Cabrera (22)
4


American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Detroit



(Wednesday, June 26th)

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 7, Detroit 4

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Mike Trout and Erick Aybar each had two hits and two-run homers to pace the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Trout knocked in three runs and scored twice for the Angels, who were able to pull out an eighth straight victory against the Tigers despite having scheduled starter Tommy Hanson scratched just before first pitch.

Billy Buckner pitched three innings after recording the last two outs of the Angels' 14-8 win on Tuesday. He surrendered a pair of homers and three runs total on seven hits in the spot start.

"For Buckner to get down there and get loose in a hurry, and for our bullpen to support us the way they did is huge," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, but the Tigers went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position for the contest.

In his third career start, Jose Alvarez (1-1) was tagged for four runs on seven hits and a walk over 5 2/3 frames.

The Angels drew even in the third on Trout's two-run blast over the left field wall, but Prince Fielder put the Tigers back in front, 3-2, during the home half by driving in Hunter, who led off with a double.

Dane De La Rosa (2-1) ended the fourth by striking out Hunter with the bases loaded, and the Angels' defense forced a double play in each of the two following frames to keep the Tigers offense at bay.

Chris Iannetta extended the top half of the sixth with a two-out single, and Aybar followed with a home run to left to put the Angels ahead, 4-3, and send Alvarez to the showers.

The Angels then broke the contest open with a three-run seventh. J.B Shuck walked to start the frame and scored all the way from first on Trout's bloop double into right.

"He is very difficult to get out. He's one of the best in the game. He has speed, he has power and he knows how to play baseball," Tigers catcher Brayan Pena said of Trout.

Josh Hamilton's hard hit grounder to first later plated Trout, who hustled home and beat Fielder's throw to the plate. Alberto Callaspo then drove in a run to make it 7-3, but the frame ended when he was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double.

Fielder got run a back for Detroit in the eighth when he led off with a double, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball, but that was the last of the offense for the Tigers.

Ernesto Frieri recorded his 18th save after working around a one-out single in the ninth.

Game Notes

Cabrera homered for the second straight day and extended his hitting streak to 11 games ... The Angels have won the first five meetings of the season with the Tigers ... Hanson was scratched due to tightness in his forearm ... Buckner is the sixth Angels pitcher to start on zero days rest and the first to start the day after finishing a game since Al Levine in 2001.

06/27 01:27:07 ET

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Toyota Owner's 400 from Richmond

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls at Norfolk

    Today at 1:05 pm on 620am

  • NBA: Bobcats at Miami

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Tonight at 7:05 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Bulls at Charlotte

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
1:05pm Today
CLE
TOR
1:08pm Today
DET
ANA
1:10pm Today
NYM
ATL
1:10pm Today
MIA
SEA
1:35pm Today
PIT
MIL
1:35pm Today
WAS
STL
1:40pm Today
TAM
NYY
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
3:05pm Today
TEX
CWS
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
1:00pm Today
SAN
DAL
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
1st
NYR 2
PHI 1
 
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR