Tigers Cruise by Angels

Polanco, Ordonez drive in runs for fourth win in five game
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 9:24 PM CDT
Tigers Cruise by Angels
Detroit Tigers' Brandon Inge, left, is tagged out trying to steal second base by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Maicer Izturis today.    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Placido Polanco and Magglio Ordonez each drove in a pair of runs, and Detroit beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 today for the Tigers' fourth win in five games. Tigers rookie Armando Galarraga didn't get a decision after pitching 5 2/3 hitless innings to start the game. He wound up allowing three runs on three hits and two walks in six-plus innings.

Todd Jones got his fourth save with a scoreless ninth. Because of injuries, the Tigers still haven't gotten their best lineup on the field as Carlos Guillen missed this one with a bruised knee, but they still managed to snap the Angels' three-game winning streak. Detroit went ahead in the first on Ordonez's RBI double, then went up 3-0 on Polanco's two-run single in the fifth. (More MLB stories.)

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