August 26, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (37) pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Tigers Vs. Angels: Max Scherzer Sharp Again In 5-2 Detroit Victory

Max Scherzer and the Tigers took the third and final game of their three-game set with Los Angeles on Sunday, 5-2.

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Tigers Vs. Angels Final Score: Detroit Takes Series Finale Over Los Angeles, 5-2

Detroit pitcher Max Scherzer came away victorious for the fourth consecutive start on Sunday afternoon from Comerica Park, as the hard-throwing right-hander struck out nine batters over seven innings in a 5-2 Tigers victory.

Once barely above .500 overall heading into the All-Star break (6-5), Scherzer has been one of baseball's most electric pitchers in the second-half with a 6-1 mark. He wasted little time running through a banged-up Angels lineup in Sunday's win. The 28-year-old righty has now fanned at least eight batters in every single start dating back to July 13, and may just be on his way toward winning an American League strikeout crown this year if he can keep this impressive streak going.

Offensively, outfielder Andy Dirks put forth a strong effort from the plate on Sunday while serving in Miguel Cabrera's usual No. 3 spot in the order, and put the Tigers on the scoreboard in the third inning with an RBI triple. Dirks finished 2-for-3 on the day with a pair of runs scored to bump his season average to .337, as the speedster continues to pay huge dividends when placed virtually anywhere in Jim Leyland's lineup.

Winners of five of their last six, the Tigers will head to Kansas City Tuesday for a three-game set with the Royals. Ace Justin Verlander will take the mound in hopes of one-upping Scherzer's strong outing.

Head over to Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and be sure to check out Halos Heaven for more Angels news. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more analysis from around the league.


Angels Vs. Tigers: Late Game Offense Gives Detroit 5-3 Win

Despite digging themselves into an early 3-0 hole, the Tigers got their offense going in time to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Saturday night.

The Angels got the scoring started in the third inning with a solo home run from Vernon Wells that was followed by another run in the third inning when Howie Kendrick drove in Bobby Wilson. Erick Aybar kept the scoring going with a double in the fourth inning that brought home Kendrys Morales.

But strong sixth and eighth innings for the Tigers erased the deficit and gave the Tigers the lead that they managed to hold for the remainder of the game. A double from Jhonny Peralta in the eighth drove in two and gave the Tigers their first lead of the night.

Reliever Octavio Dotel earned the win for the Tigers to boost his record to 4-2 on the season.

Check out Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage and be sure to visit Baseball Nation for more news and analysis from around the league.

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