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Angels rock Tigers yet again, complete sweep

Jul 30, 2007 - 5:08 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers entered a three-game series on Friday at Angel Stadium with the league's best road record and left on Sunday with nothing but questions.

Chone Figgins had three hits and scored three runs over the first three innings as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim cruised to a 13-4 victory over the Tigers, completing a three-game sweep of the defending American League champions.

Detroit, who entered this weekend series with a 34-20 road record, had no answer for an Anaheim offense that outscored it, 34-13, over the three contests.

"You saw two good teams this series; one played good and one played bad," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "We played bad and got swept."

"The Tigers are a terrific ballclub," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "We were fortunate to play well this series. They can pick up runs in a hurry. There is no comfortable lead against the Tigers."

The Angels, who entered Friday with a league-best 32-16 home record, scored 10-plus runs in three straight games for only the second time in franchise history; the only other occurrence was from May 20-23, 1997.

"We have to be realistic with our offense," Scioscia said. "We have to score runs without the home run by stealing bases, laying down bunts and taking good at-bats."

Figgins, who is batting a league-best .419 (85-for-203) since June 1, singled and scored in every one of his first three at-bats.

The switch-hitter's latest performance came at the expense of Detroit starter Jeremy Bonderman (10-3), who experienced the worst start of his career, surrendering 11 runs - 10 earned - and nine hits with three walks over just 2 1/3 innings.

"He just had one of those days." Leyland said. "Today wasn't his day (and) we just have to turn the page."

Every Anaheim starter scored at least one run and only No. 9 hitter Reggie Willits failed to register an RBI.

The run support was more than enough for Anaheim starter Dustin Moseley, who was making his first start since April 12, but he was pulled from the contest after making 87 pitches, despite being staked to a 12-2 lead. The righthander was just one out shy of recording the five innings necessary to qualify for the win.

"We stretched (Moseley) as much as we could," Scioscia said. "We had him on a pitch count and he was near the end of it. It's a shame he couldn't get that win."

"It always helps to have some runs on your side early; it allows you to tackle hitters and not be overly cautious." Moseley said.

The win was awarded to Chris Bootcheck (3-2), who relieved Moseley and allowed two hits over 2 1/3 scoreless frames for the Angels, who have won four consecutive contests.

Curtis Granderson hit his major league-leading 17th triple of the season for the Tigers, who have lost four straight games.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
    LA ANGELS 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 x 13 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - JEREMY BONDERMAN, CHAD DURBIN (3RD), MACAY MCBRIDE (5TH), TODD
    JONES (7TH), BOBBY SEAY (8TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ
    LAA - DUSTIN MOSELEY, CHRIS BOOTCHECK (5TH), G

    Jul 29 11:26 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GARY MATTHEWS JR SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    LA ANGELS 13 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.269, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 11:16 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG MONROE SCORED RYAN RABURN AND BRANDON INGE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C MONROE ON FIRST, G SHEFFIELD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    LA ANGELS 12 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: O INFANTE (.257, 2 HR, 14 RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 10:12 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2
    LA ANGELS 12 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.295, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:42 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED VLADIMIR
    GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, C KOTCHMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    LA ANGELS 12 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.272, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:31 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED CHONE FIGGINS AND ORLANDO
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    LA ANGELS 11 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.299, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:29 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    VLADIMIR GUERRERO HIT BY CHAD DURBIN PITCH WITH BASES
    LOADED SCORED REGGIE WILLITS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, V GUERRERO ON FIRST, O CABRERA ON SECOND, C
    FIGGINS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    LA ANGELS 9 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.302, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:26 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, R WILLITS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: O CABRERA (.310, 1-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:19 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JEREMY BONDERMAN ALLOWED MAICER IZTURIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R WILLITS ON FIRST, J MATHIS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.337, 2-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:16 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BRANDON INGE SCORED SEAN CASEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R RABURN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    LA ANGELS 6 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.302, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 9:03 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JEREMY BONDERMAN ALLOWED ORLANDO CABRERA TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.303, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 8:54 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JEREMY BONDERMAN ALLOWED CHONE FIGGINS TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.303, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 8:53 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED GARY MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M IZTURIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J MATHIS (.200, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 8:30 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY GARY MATTHEWS JR SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND
    GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G MATTHEWS JR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.263, 1 HR, 22 RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 8:29 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ANDERSON ON FIRST, V GUERRERO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.271, 10 HR, 52 RBI)

    Tigers vs. AngelsJul 29 8:28 PM
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