Mike Trout managed to score the first run of the game in the first inning as Torii Hunter grounded into a double play, but the Angels bats fell asleep after that.
Andy Dirks hit a long RBI triple in the third inning to tie things up. Ervin Santana tried his best to hold things down in hopes the Halos could muster some offense, but Prince Fielder launched a two-run homer in the sixth inning to put the Tigers ahead 3-1. Delmon Young then went back-to-back for a Detroit insurance run. Quintin Berry tacked on one last run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single off of Tigers closer Jose Valverde in the top of the ninth to give the Angels a chance to get back into the game, but Valverde was able to get Mark Trumbo to pop out and struck out Howie Kendrick before Erick Aybar popped out to end it.
Los Angeles returns home on Tuesday for a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox.
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