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Offense comes alive
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Tigers 6, Angels 2
Curtis Granderson makes a diving catch to rob Garret Anderson. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Marcus Thames hit a pair of two-run homers, as the Tigers ended a three-game losing streak. Thames was starting in an effort to give the Tigers an offensive boost. Righty Armando Galarraga allowed two runs in 8 1/3 innings to pick up his fourth victory of the year in a career-long outing.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (22-31)
Won 1
Detroit 6, LA Angels 2   LAA
LA Angels (32-23)
Lost 1
May 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0   6 11 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 4 1
Standings thru 5/28/08  |  Recap: DET | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Angels stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5220001.248
Polanco, 2B5120021.292
Thames, LF4224002.261
  Joyce, LF1000000.208
Ordonez, DH4120100.327
Cabrera, 1B3001112.271
Rodriguez, C4010003.260
Renteria, SS4021000.277
Inge, 3B4000014.216
Raburn, RF4000022.196
Totals3861162615 

BATTING
2B: Polanco (13, Saunders).
HR: Thames 2 (5, 1st inning off Saunders, 1 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Saunders, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Granderson 2; Polanco 3; Thames 8; Ordonez 2; Rodriguez; Renteria 2.
RBI: Thames 4 (16), Renteria (25), Cabrera (30).
2-out RBI: Renteria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Rodriguez; Granderson.
SF: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Polanco-Renteria-Cabrera, Inge-Polanco-Cabrera, Polanco-Cabrera).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willits, LF2100202.276
Izturis, SS4112002.206
Anderson, DH4000010.277
Hunter, CF4000020.275
Matthews, RF3010000.219
Kotchman, 1B3010001.310
Napoli, C3000012.226
Wood, 3B2000100.111
Rodriguez, S, 2B3010001.175
Totals28242348 

BATTING
HR: Izturis (1, 9th inning off Galarraga, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Izturis 4; Matthews; Kotchman; Rodriguez, S.
RBI: Izturis 2 (15).
GIDP: Willits; Napoli.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Wood (2, throw).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Galarraga (W, 4-2)8.14223413.44
Jones, T 0.20000004.50
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (L, 8-2)5.07551522.76
Speier 2.02111004.95
Bootcheck 1.01000108.10
Oliver 1.01000002.42

WP: Bootcheck.
IBB: Ordonez (by Speier).
Pitches-strikes: Galarraga 104-67, Jones, T 7-4, Saunders 93-60, Speier 29-17, Bootcheck 19-11, Oliver 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Galarraga 9-11, Jones, T 1-1, Saunders 4-6, Speier 1-5, Bootcheck 1-1, Oliver 1-2.
Batters faced: Galarraga 29, Jones, T 2, Saunders 24, Speier 9, Bootcheck 4, Oliver 4.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 67 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 42,191.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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