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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo drove home pinch-runner Peter Bourjos with a two-out single in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Friday night for their ninth win in 10 games.
Kendrys Morales had a triple, a double and a one-out single that started the ninth-inning rally for the Angels, who have won 13 of 16 overall to surge back into the AL wild-card race.
Erick Aybar beat out a slow two-out grounder against Octavio Dotel (5-3), advancing Bourjos to second. Callaspo then pinch-hit for slumping All-Star Mark Trumbo and drove a rolling grounder past Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta into left field, scoring the speedy Bourjos.
Max Scherzer pitched eight dominant innings of five-hit ball while taking over the major league lead with nine more strikeouts for the Tigers, but Ervin Santana matched him with 6 2-3 innings of four-hit ball with 10 strikeouts for the Angels.
Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick drove in first-inning ru...
BEST OF MAXIM
Normally, a Verlander start would be all about Verlander. But recently, the Tigers have fallen into a funk where sharp starting efforts have been undone by an inability to score runs on offense. Last night after a brief bit of trouble in the first (exacerbated by Cabrera’s failure to turn a DP), Max Scherzer settled down and had one of his best outings of the season.
Alberto Callaspo's teammates chased him from first base into left field while fireworks exploded above Angel Stadium, smacking the pinch-hitting hero on his back until he was sore.
''I was hurt,'' Callaspo said with a grin. ''That's OK. I'd take 20 like that.''
The Los Angeles Angels are getting pretty good at celebrations during a 13...
Max Scherzer continued to show the American League why he deservers to be in the Cy Young conversation, even though the Detroit Tigers’ offense did not show the baseball world why this team deserve to be in the playoffs, falling … Continue reading →
Mike Trout book-ended the Angels’ 6-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday with two incredible plays that encapsulate his phenomenal all-around talent. The Angels rookie led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run off reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP winner Justin Verlander, and he recorded the final out by robbing Prince Fielder of a home run in center field.
Detroit Tigers, 73-63, 2nd place, 1 back, WC 6th place.
Every game counts.
Don’t blame me for that, that’s the official Tigers.com slogan. A lot of us were saying that back in May, but they didn’t seem to count as much back then, at least officially.
Anyway, let us not detract from the matter at hand, which is: Battle of the MVPs! Tonight Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Detroit at Los Angeles AL, 22:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Detroit at Los Angeles AL, 22:05 ET
Regarding the Title of This Post, Its Verity
The reader should be advised that the title of this post, which...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver will miss his scheduled start Friday while recovering from tendinitis.The Angels confirmed Thursday that Weaver will miss his turn in the opener of a key home series against Detroit. Both teams are in the thick of the AL wild card race.Los Angeles said the club will announce Weaver's next start this weekend, likely indicating...
Are the Detroit Tigers the most frustrating team to watch in baseball? Last week after being swept away by the Kansas City Royals, Detroit would go on to sweep the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox only to lose two of three to the Cleveland Indians. Now the polarization of the Tigers isn’t something that started this past week, it’s something that the Tigers and their fans...
Pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo drove home pinch-runner Peter Bourjos with a two-out single in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Friday night for their ninth win in 10 games.
Kendrys Morales had a triple, a double and a one-out single that started the ninth-inning rally for the Angels, who have won 13 of 16 overall to surge back into the AL wild...
Glowing stories written about dynamic Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout this summer often referred to his potential to become one of the youngest batting champions -- and MVPs -- in baseball history as almost a fait accompli. That has decidedly changed as baseball enters its final month. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has caught Trout for the AL lead in batting...
The Detroit Tigers aren't downplaying the significance of a lengthy road trip that begins with key series against two contenders.
There's also no minimizing the advantage they should have by starting Max Scherzer - and missing Jered Weaver.
Scherzer looks to win his sixth straight start Friday night when the Tigers open a three-game series against the streaking Los Angeles...
The September 7th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver out with shoulder tendinitis, McCarthy stable after brain surgery, Greinke won't talk contract until after the season and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver's MRI showed tendinitis in his shoulder.
The Monkey Says: Believe it or not, this is good news. Not that...
Verlander's post-All-Star stats at home: 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA. His stats on the road: 1-3 with a 4.65 ERA. Continue reading →
I'm trying to type this as fast as I can so I can process what is going on with this team. After they got swept by the Rays and sleptwalked through the end of August, most people (myself included) gave up on this team for dead. Too many games back and too many teams to overcome to get into the playoffs. Then they beat up on the Red Sox, them 2 out of 3 from the Mariners (including...