Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells both hit solo homers and Joel Pineiro pitched seven solid innings, as the Angels took down the Tigers, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game series.
Four has proved to be the Angels' lucky number. The team has won 18 in a row when producing four or more runs.
Pineiro (4-3) gave up one run on five hits while improving to 8-3 in 14 career games (12 starts) against Detroit.
Jhonny Peralta drove in the lone run for Detroit, which has lost five of seven.
Charlie Furbush (1-2), making his first career start, allowed three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings to suffer the loss. The left-hander struck out five and walked one. Furbush made 12 relief appearances this season prior to Monday's start.