The Los Angeles Angels were looking for a series win on the road against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, with the game being advertised as one of the best pitching match ups of the year between aces Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander. And when it was all said and done Weaver lost his cool in the seventh and was ejected from the game while Verlander kept his with a no-hit bid through seven 2/3 innings as the Tigers topped the Angels by a score of 3-2 at Comerica Park.
Weaver (L 14-5) wasn't too happy with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after he thought he threw strike three to Carlos Guillen, then was taken yard by Guillen the very next pitch. Guillen gave Weaver a stare down while running to first, prompting Weaver to say something to the umpire then throw at the head of Alex Avila. Weaver was immediately ejected, leaving the game with three runs on four hits along with one walk and eight strikeouts.
As for Verlander (W 15-5), he had everything going for him until Eric Aybar bunted to begin the inning, eventually reaching base on an error by Verlander. Aybar would later score on a fielder's choice from Peter Bourjos followed by an RBI single from Maicer Izturis to break up the no-no. Verlander would depart after eight innings of two run ball along with two walks and nine punch outs. Jose Valverde got the save for the Tigers, his 28th of the season.
With the loss the Angels move to 59-50 on the year. Full box score can be found here.
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