8:05 PM ET, July 29, 2007
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
• Summary: The Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with a 13-4 rout.
• Figure this: Los Angeles swept Detroit by scoring 10 or more runs in each of the three games. This was only the second time in the Angels' 47-year history that they scored at least 10 runs in three consecutive games and the first time against one opponent.
• Hero: Gary Matthews Jr. led the way with three RBIs.
• Had a bad day: Jeremy Bonderman lost his second straight start, giving up a career-high 10 earned runs along the way.
• Injury update: The Tigers put lefty Kenny Rogers on the 15-day disabled list Friday with inflammation in his elbow.
-- ESPN.com news services
Angels 13, Tigers 4
Detroit maintained its half-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central because of the Indians' 4-1 loss to Minnesota. The Tigers haven't been out of first place since July 5. Cleveland is the only other team to sweep them in a three game series this season. ... The Angels have won 37 of their last 51 meetings with Detroit, and 48 of the last 63 played in Anaheim. ... Curtis Granderson hit his major league-leading 17th triple, the most by a Tigers player since Barney McCoskey's 19 in 1940. No one else has hit more than 14 triples in a season since then. ... Sheffield's fourth-inning single put him one hit shy of 2,500.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 5-3 (as of Sun 7/29)|
|Mon 4/23||DET 9, @LAA 5||Recap|
|Tue 4/24||@LAA 9, DET 8||Recap|
|Tue 5/22||LAA 6, @DET 3||Recap|
|Wed 5/23||@DET 8, LAA 7||Recap|
|Thu 5/24||@DET 12, LAA 0||Recap|
|Fri 7/27||@LAA 11, DET 6||Recap|
|Sat 7/28||@LAA 10, DET 3||Recap|
|» Sun 7/29||@LAA 13, DET 4||Box Score|
|Complete Schedule: Tigers | Angels|
|1st||C Kotchman hit sacrifice fly to center, C Figgins scored.||0||1|
|1st||G Matthews tripled to deep right, V Guerrero and G Anderson scored.||0||3|
|1st||M Izturis doubled to deep center, G Matthews scored.||0||4|
|2nd||C Figgins scored, O Cabrera to third on wild pitch by J Bonderman.||0||5|
|2nd||O Cabrera scored on J Bonderman's wild pitch.||0||6|
|3rd||B Inge hit sacrifice fly to center, S Casey scored, R Raburn to third.||1||6|
|3rd||R Willits sacrificed to pitcher, M Izturis to third, J Mathis to second, R Willits safe at first on throwing error by pitcher J Bonderman. M Izturis scored, J Mathis to third on throwing error by pitc||1||7|
|3rd||C Figgins singled to right, J Mathis scored, R Willits to second.||1||8|
|3rd||V Guerrero hit by pitch, R Willits scored, C Figgins to third, O Cabrera to second.||1||9|
|3rd||G Anderson singled to right, C Figgins and O Cabrera scored, V Guerrero to third.||1||11|
|3rd||C Kotchman grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, V Guerrero scored, G Anderson out at second.||1||12|
|4th||I Rodriguez singled to center, G Sheffield scored.||2||12|
|5th||C Monroe singled to right, R Raburn and B Inge scored, G Sheffield to third.||4||12|
|8th||G Matthews hit sacrifice fly to right, C Kotchman scored.||4||13|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||44,019 (96.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Montague, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Marvin Hudson|