The win was the Angels' fourth straight and brought them within 2.5 games of the second wild card spot. Zack Greinke got the win for the Angels, allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out five on the way to his second win with the Angels. Garrett Richards got the final two outs to pick up his first Major League save.
The Angels scored both of their runs on a two-run double by Howie Kendrick in the sixth inning. Kendrick finished the game 2-4 with two RBI. Mike Trout went 0-5 in the game, snapping his 10-game hitting streak.
Rick Porcello took the loss for the Tigers despite allowing just two runs over six innings. Miguel Cabrera got the Tigers on the board with a solo home run in the eighth inning. It was Cabrera's 32nd home run of the season, which is tied for the fifth most in MLB.
The teams will continue their series Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. PT.
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