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How Sweep It Is! Angels Sweep Season Series with Tigers


How Sweep It Is!

The Los Angels Angels extended their winning streak against the Detroit Tigers to nine straight, sweeping the season series with a final score of 3-1 today at Comerica Park. Jered Weaver looked a lot more like his old self pitching seven innings of one run baseball. Though he didn’t get the win, Weave looked very good today shutting down a strong Tigers lineup striking out six and walking two.

A bullpen combo of Scott Downs, Michael Kohn, Kevin Jepsen, and Ernesto Frieri brought it home for a win in 10 innings.

The Tigers took an early one run lead in the bottom of the second when Brayan Peña… (wait… check that spelling… really? What… is that spelled phonetically or something? OK.) Brayan Peña singled home Victor Martinez to give the Tigers an early one run lead. But that would prove to be the Tigers only run of the night.

Brad Hawpe helped the Angels answer back in the 4th with an RBI single bringing home Josh Hamilton. It looked like the Angels would break through for more but Alberto Callaspo made the mistake of testing Torii Hunter‘s arm and was thrown out at third. Shortly after the Tigers were out of the inning.

The Tigers did threaten in the bottom of the ninth when Jhonny Peralta (wait… that can’t be right… seriously? What is it with these guys?!?!) …Jhonny Peralta singled to get on and made his way to second on a wild pitch by Kevin Jepsen. But the Tigers wouldn’t be able to bring him home and on to the 10th we go!

In the top of the 10th, J.B. Shuck and Mike Trout single, Albert Pujols hits the longest double in the history of baseball to dead center bringing home Shuck, and Hamilton scores Trout with a sac fly to give the Halos a 3-1 lead.

Ernesto Frieri had a relatively quiet bottom of the 10th allowing a hit to that Brayan guy with the weird first name, but getting Torii Hunter to do us a solid and hit a weak grounder to short to end the game. Thanks Torii! Miss ya, buddy!