Tigers, Angels Game Ends In 8-6 Victory For Detroit With Brennan Boesch’s 2 …
DETROIT Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
The Angels led 5-2 after a four-run fifth, but the Tigers chipped away, scoring two runs in the bottom of that inning and three more in the seventh. Delmon Young tied it with a sacrifice fly and Boesch followed with a homer off reliever LaTroy Hawkins (2-2) to make it 7-5.
Octavio Dotel (3-2) got the win in relief. Joaquin Benoit worked the eighth and Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 21 chances.
Torii Hunter had four hits and drove in three runs for Los Angeles, and Mark Trumbo hit his 25th homer of the season.
Quintin Berry had three hits for the Tigers.
The Angels got Albert Pujols to the plate as the tying run against Valverde in the ninth, but he flied out to center to end it.
Ervin Santana allowed four runs two earned in six innings, but the Angels couldnt hold on. Berry led off the Detroit seventh with a single off reliever Hisanori Takahashi. Hawkins then came on and, after Berry stole second, got Miguel Cabrera to ground out.
Los Angeles then walked Prince Fielder intentionally, but Berry stole third and was able to score on Youngs flyball. Boeschs ninth homer of the year put the Tigers ahead.
Trumbo led off the eighth with a homer, but Berrys RBI single in the bottom half made it 8-6.