Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello (21) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.(Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Trout punctuated a nine-run first inning
with his first career grand slam, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rode
the early outburst to a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in the middle test of
a three-game set.
Angels starter Garrett Richards (1-0) limited the Tigers to two hits over
seven innings and matched his career high with eight strikeouts while issuing
Peter Bourjos collected three hits for Los Angeles, which has won two straight
and four of six overall.
It was a forgettable outing for Rick Porcello (0-2). The Detroit right-hander
failed to make it out of the opening frame, recording just two outs and
allowing nine runs on nine hits with one walk.
Drew Smyly pitched effectively in relief, holding the Angels to four hits and
compiling seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 scoreless innings.
The Tigers have scored one run during their three-game losing streak.
Porcello gave up three consecutive hits to begin the first, with Bourjos
scoring on Albert Pujols' single. After Josh Hamilton walked to load the
bases, Mark Trumbo singled home Trout and Howie Kendrick plated a pair with a
When Chris Iannetta grounded into a double play, Porcello appeared to be on
the verge of getting out of the frame. Unfortunately for him, the hits kept
Three straight singles were followed by Trout's blast to center field.
Bourjos added a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
The Angels sent 13 men to the plate in the first inning and scored at least
nine runs during the opening frame for the first time since June 29, 1995 at
Texas ... The Tigers were outhit, 14-4 ... Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter
went 0-for-3 to end his hitting streak at 12 games ... The Angels placed
pitcher Mark Lowe on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left neck strain
and recalled infielder Tommy Field from Triple-A Salt Lake.
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