The Los Angeles Angels now know that they will not be leaving the Motor City with a series win. After the Detroit Tigers coasted to a 7-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon, the Halos will be unable to do any better than a split in this four-game series.
Albert Pujols hit a two-out home run in the top of the first inning; his 17th of the year. Unfortunately, the 1-0 Angels lead did not last long. Delmon Young hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first to tie things up and things only got worse for Los Angeles from there.
The Tigers hung four runs on starter C.J. Wilson in the bottom of the second, thanks to RBI singles by Ryan Raburn and Prince Fielder around an RBI groundout from Miguel Cabrera. Detroit tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Brennan Boesch.
Mike Trout hit a one-out standup triple in the top of the ninth inning and came home on a Torii Hunter groundout, but that would be it for the Halos. Wilson took the loss to fall to 9-6 after giving up seven runs on eight hits and a whopping five walks in just six innings. Wilson did strike out seven Tigers batters, however. Doug Fister and Joaquin Benoit held the Angels to just three hits in the game.
The Angels will try to pick up the win and salvage a series split on Thursday.
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