Prince Fielder and Delmon Young homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning to support Max Scherzer and help the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Sunday.
Scherzer (14-6) gave up one run and struck out nine over seven innings. Joaquin Benoit struck out two more in a perfect eighth, and Jose Valverde struck out another batter while closing it out.
Angels right-hander Ervin Santana (7-11) allowed four runs and five hits over seven innings.
Detroit and Los Angeles, each vying for an AL wild card with 30-plus games left in the regular season, both rested one of their stars heading into an off day on Monday.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was out of the lineup for the first time this year, nursing his sore right ankle with the expectation he will be able to play third base Tuesday at Kansas City. Albert Pujols missed his fourth straight game with an injured right calf and the Angels also are targeting Tuesday for his return at home against Boston.
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