By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
MAY 8, 2002
GAME 32 - TIGERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- Troy Glaus could have kicked himself after fouling off a 3-2 pitch that was out of the strikezone. But the Angels' third baseman would atone for his mistake.
On the very next pitch, Glaus hit a game-winning homer leading off the ninth inning that gave the Angels a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers before 14,722 at Edison Field.
''I was just trying to hit it out there, so maybe it falls in or maybe someone kicks it,'' Glaus said of the game-winner off Tigers reliever Fernando Rodney (0-2).
About the only person who had a chance to kick the ball was Angels bullpen catcher Orlando Mercado. Tigers left field Bobby Higginson just missed the ball as it carried over the fence in left field and landed in the Angels bullpen.
It was Glaus' team-leading sixth homer of the season, and just his first at home. But it came at the right time for the club, which rallied from a 2-1 deficit...