FINAL SCORE IN ANAHEIM: Angels 4, Tigers 2
Making his first start in 19 days, Joe Saunders returned to his 2008 all-star form by beating the Detroit Tigers. Saunders went 5 innings, giving up 4 hits while striking out 6, with his only mistake being a 2-run 5th inning home run to Adam Everett.
Offensive highlighted included a first inning 2-run homer run from Torii Hunter, his first since coming off the disabled list. The Angels also took advantage of the Detroit battery by swiping 5 bases, two by Chone Figgins. Figgins also added a run scoring hit in the 4th inning when he singled home Gary Matthews, Jr.
With the win, the Angels snapped a 3-game losing streak and avoided their first home sweep in over 2 years.