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Tigers Vs. Angels Final: Justin Verlander Struggles, Mike Trout Shines As Detroit Loses

Angels outfielder Mike Trout led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run and finished the game robbing Tigers first basemen Prince Fielder of a home run of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over Justin Verlander and the Detroit TIgers, 6-1.

On the third pitch of the bottom of the first, Trout blasted one into the left field bleachers to put the Angels on top early, 1-0. It was his 26th of the season. Verlander followed by allowing one walk and three doubles before the inning was over, exiting the first inning with a 4-0 deficit. Angels second basemen Howie Kendrick had the big blow -- a two-run double scoring Albert Pujols and Kendry Morales.

Verlander (13-8, 2.91) had gone 80 consecutive starts with at least 100 pitches thrown before Saturday night, a streak that dated back to 2010, however, against the Angels he was pulled after six runs and only 97 pitches. He finished the night allowing nine hits and six earned runs in six innings, picking up his eighth loss of the season.

For the Angels, C.J. WIlson (12-9, 3.69) got the win after allowing only one unearned run on four hits in 7.2 innings of work. WIlson dominated a Detroit lineup missing Miguel Cabrera for most of the night as the Tigers third basemen was ejected for arguing balls and strikes following the fourth inning.

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