Trumbo, Halos blast TigersJul 28, 2011 - 11:34 PM Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Mark Trumbo finished a single shy of the cycle and knocked in five runs, as the Angels used three big innings to take down the Tigers, 12-7, in the opener of a four-game series.
Trumbo went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored for the Angels, who have won three in a row and seven of nine overall. Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick added two RBI apiece.
LA starter Joel Pineiro had the tough task of following up Ervin Santana's no- hitter on Wednesday against the Indians. Pineiro's outing on Thursday was not as impressive, as he allowed six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Bobby Cassevah (1-0) gave up two hits over 2 1/3 innings of relief to pick up his first win of the season.
Wilson Betemit and Miguel Cabrera each hit solo homers for the Tigers, who have lost three of four. Brennan Boesch and Andy Dirks added two RBI apiece.
Detroit starter Brad Penny (7-8) allowed seven runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 frames to suffer the loss.
"Our pitching just fell short today, had a terrible day," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
Holding a 7-6 lead, the Angels exploded for five runs in the seventh to create some distance. David Purcey gave up a single to Bobby Abreu and walked Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo to load the bases. Phil Coke was called in from the bullpen. Kendrick greeted him with a two-run single to center. Trumbo followed with a two-run double to center. After Peter Bourjos popped out, Jeff Mathis reached base on a bunt single to put men on the corners. Aybar's RBI fielder's choice made it a 12-6 contest.
"The turning point was the sixth or the seventh when we scored all those runs," Trumbo said.
Betemit's solo homer off Scott Downs in the eighth accounted for the final margin.
LA jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second. With a man on first and two outs, Trumbo smacked the ball off the left-field foul pole. Originally called a triple on the field, the play was reversed to a homer after a review. Mathis added an RBI single two batters later.
Cabrera's solo homer to center in the home second made it a 3-1 game. Detroit added another run in the third on Boesch's RBI single.
The Angels used a four-run fourth to increase their margin. Kendrick led off with an infield single and crossed the plate on Trumbo's triple. Bourjos followed with an RBI double to left. Aybar knocked in Bourjos with a single. Charlie Furbush took over for Penny and offered up an RBI single to Torii Hunter.
The Tigers promptly responded with four runs in the home half of the inning. Cabrera doubled and Victor Martinez singled to start things. Jhonny Peralta and Dirks followed with RBI singles. Horacio Ramirez then took over on the mound for Pineiro. He put men on second and third with two outs, before Boesch came through with an RBI single to cut the gap to 7-6.
The Angels lead the season series with the Tigers, 3-1...Penny fell to 3-4 lifetime against the Angels...The Tigers started a seven-game homestand on Thursday...Leyland was ejected in the bottom of the third.
- LOS ANGELES: 12
Jul 28 4:37 PM
- Wilson Betemit two-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Austin Jackson is due up.
Angels 12, Tigers 7 Bot 8, 2 OutsJul 28 4:18 PM
- Erick Aybar's fielder's choice from short to second scored Mark Trumbo. Jeff Mathis out at second. Runner on first with two outs and Torii Hunter due up.
Angels 12, Tigers 6 Top 7, 2 OutsJul 28 3:54 PM
- Mark Trumbo doubled to center scoring Alberto Callaspo and Howie Kendrick. Runner on second with none out and Peter Bourjos due up.
Angels 11, Tigers 6 Top 7, 0 OutsJul 28 3:52 PM
- Brennan Boesch singled to left scoring Andy Dirks. On the play, Austin Jackson advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Magglio Ordonez due up.
Angels 7, Tigers 6 Bot 4, 2 OutsJul 28 2:54 PM
- Andy Dirks singled to center scoring Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta. Runner on first with one out and Don Kelly due up.
Angels 7, Tigers 5 Bot 4, 1 OutJul 28 2:47 PM
- Jhonny Peralta singled to left scoring Miguel Cabrera. On the play, Victor Martinez advances to second. Runners on first and second with none out and Carlos Guillen due up.
Angels 7, Tigers 3 Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 28 2:42 PM
- Torii Hunter singled to center scoring Erick Aybar. Runner on first with one out and Bobby Abreu due up.
Angels 7, Tigers 2 Top 4, 1 OutJul 28 2:35 PM
- Erick Aybar singled to right scoring Peter Bourjos. Runner on first with one out and Torii Hunter due up.
Angels 6, Tigers 2 Top 4, 1 OutJul 28 2:26 PM
- Peter Bourjos doubled to left scoring Mark Trumbo. Runner on second with none out and Jeff Mathis due up.
Angels 5, Tigers 2 Top 4, 0 OutsJul 28 2:22 PM
- Mark Trumbo tripled to center scoring Howie Kendrick. Runner on third with none out and Peter Bourjos due up.
Angels 4, Tigers 2 Top 4, 0 OutsJul 28 2:20 PM
- Magglio Ordonez flied out to right to end the inning.
Angels 3, Tigers 2 End 3Jul 28 2:15 PM
- Miguel Cabrera lead-off Home Run (22) to center. Victor Martinez is due up.
Angels 3, Tigers 1 Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 28 1:46 PM
- Jeff Mathis singled to left scoring Peter Bourjos.. Runner on first with two outs and Erick Aybar due up.
Angels 3, Tigers 0 Top 2, 2 OutsJul 28 1:38 PM
- Mark Trumbo two-out, two-run Home Run (19) to left scored Howie Kendrick. Peter Bourjos is due up.
Angels 2, Tigers 0 Top 2, 2 OutsJul 28 1:36 PM
- LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jul 28 1:06 PM
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