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Tigers lose third straight to Angels, 2-1


ANAHEIM, CA (WKZO) -- Rick Porcello kept the Angels from getting any significant amount of runs, but LA's Hector Santiago countered even harder, keeping Detroit at one run over 6 innings. It was a slight step up from Saturday's shutout loss, but the team just couldn't deliver on the series' strong start.

It didn't look like a repeat of the last two games at first; Ian Kinsler scored off Victor Martinez's double right away in the first. But, that was it, as Santiago (and later relievers Mike Morin, Joe Smith and Huston Street) held the team at just three hits throughout.

Porcello didn't allow an LA run until the 5th, when a throwing error gave shortstop Erick Aybar room to score, and his determinism could've saved the game if not for David Freese's tiebreaker home run off of a Joba Chamberlain pitch three innings later. Things ended with Miguel Cabrera's strikeout, and Detroit just wasn't able to even things out again.

The Angels take the series 3-1, and the Tigers return home to host the White Sox on Tuesday. Broadcast time for game one of the three game series is 6:40 PM on 590 WKZO.