Anderson's bases-loaded walk helps Angels edge TigersMay 27, 2008 - 5:45 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Outstanding pitching was on display until Bobby Seay entered the contest.
Maicer Izturis scored the game-winning run on a bases-load walk by Seay in the 12th inning as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim posted a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
Izturis singled to lead off the 12th and advanced to third one batter later when Vladimir Guerrero stroked a single back up the middle off Detroit reliever Freddy Dolsi (1-0), who intentionally walked Torii Hunter to load the bases.
"We managed to put pressure on them all night," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "We just didn't come up with that big hit when we needed to, but a win is a win no matter how we get it."
Tigers manager Jim Leyland pulled Dolsi in favor of Seay to face Garret Anderson with the hopes escaping the frame by forcing the Angels into an inning-ending double-play. But the lefthander could not find the strike zone as Anderson walked on four consecutive pitches, allowing Izturis to cross home plate for the win.
"(Seay) gave me nothing to hit," Anderson said. "I just tried to force him to throw me something I could hit, but never got my pitch."
Anaheim reliever Jose Arredondo (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings for his first career win.
"I'm really happy right now and very excited for my first career win in the major leagues," Arredondo said through interpreter.
While things didn't turn out well for both starting pitchers, but Anaheim's Jon Garland and Kenny Rogers did put on a show before handing it over to the bullpen.
"I threw more fastballs than usual," Rogers said. "I wanted to go right after there hitters and get ahead of the count. I got a lot of groundball outs tonight that helped me get out of some trouble."
Garland gave up just four hits with five strikeouts through 7 1/3 innings. But not to be out done, Rogers kept the Angels off the scoreboard, yielding five hits in seven innings for his best outing of the season.
"I knew coming in that they (Tigers) have one of the toughest lineups in baseball," Garland said. "Just wanted to take it inning by inning and keep us in the game."
Guerrero had three hits and Hunter collected two for the Angels, who have defeated the Tigers three of their last four meetings this season. Detroit lost designated hitter Gary Sheffield in the sixth with an oblique spasm and was replaced in the lineup by Ryan Raburn.
"Not too sure how serious it is, but I'm sure he will be re-examined (Tuesday)," Leyland said.
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DETROIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA ANGELS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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DETROIT 0 0 0 0 5 2
LA ANGELS 0 0 1 1 9 0 (FINAL 12)
May 27 1:00 AM
AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
BASES LOADED WALK TO GARRET ANDERSON SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
FINAL SCORE: LA ANGELS 1, DETROIT 0
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