An­gels 4, Detroit 2

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Bill Shaikin

KEY MO­MENT: David Freese led off for the An­gels in the eighth in­ning, with the score tied, 2-2. Tigers ace David Price got ahead 0 and 2, then threw four con­sec­u­tive balls. That put Freese, he of the .279 on-base per­cent­age, on base with the win­ning run. Chris Ian­netta got an in­field sin­gle, Kole Cal­houn sac­ri­ficed and Grant Green was walked in­ten­tion­ally, load­ing the bases for pinch-hit­ter Car­los Perez. He popped up. Price left af­ter 121 pitches, but Johnny Gi­avotella hit a two-run sin­gle against Joba Cham­ber­lain, driv­ing home the win­ning runs.

AT THE PLATE: Gi­avotella and Chris Ian­netta had two hits apiece for the An­gels. Gi­avotella dou­bled in the fifth in­ning, the An­gels’ only ex­tra-base hit, to drive home their first run. Gi­avotella is bat­ting .400 in his last 25 at-bats; Ian­netta .350 in his last 40 at-bats.

ON THE MOUND: An­gels starter Matt Shoe­maker has faced Price twice and never lost. Shoe­maker beat Price last sea­son and got a no-de­ci­sion Sun­day, giv­ing up two runs, one earned, and four hits over 51⁄3 innings. Ce­sar Ramos, Cam Be­drosian, Joe Smith and Hus­ton Street com­bined for 32⁄3 innings of one-hit re­lief.

EX­TRA BASES: Al­bert Pu­jols, both­ered by a sore groin, is limited to des­ig­nated hit­ter. Scios­cia said there is no timetable for when Pu­jols might re­turn to first base. Pu­jols, 35, has been the DH in 10 of the An­gels’ first 51 games. … In an ef­fort to com­bat Price, whom Scios­cia called a “spe­cial lefty,” the An­gels bat­ted Ian­netta fifth and Cal­houn sixth. Ian­netta had not bat­ted so high in the lineup this sea­son; Cal­houn had not bat­ted so low.

UP NEXT: Gar­rett Richards (4-3, 3.12 ERA) faces Tampa Bay’s Alex Colome (3-1, 4.55) on Mon­day at 7 p.m. at An­gel Sta­dium. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830, 1330.

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