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BILLY BUCKNER - EMERGENCY SPOT STARTER - Duane Burleson

Tommy Hanson cannot pitch and that is no deal to the Angels Johnny Allstaff.

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Johnny Allstaff prevailed! Deprived of scheduled starter Tommy Hanson, the Angels pieced together pitching decent enough to defeat the Tigers. It looked terrible in the bottom of the first when spot starter Billy Buckner surrendered back-to-back home runs by Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera, but he hit parade fizzled after that and Buckner pitched into the fourth inning with no further damage. Hanson left his warmup session with forearm tightness and will be examined soon.

Mike Trout and Erick Aybar each hit two-run-homers and the Angels tacked on three runs in a weird seventh inning that featured a run-scoring Josh Hamilton ground out that Mike Trout raced home on and avoided a tag at the plate.

Buckner became only the sixth Angels pitcher in club history to start a game after having been the final pitcher in the previous game. The most recent was Al Levine on May 9 & 10, 2001. Relievers Dane De La Rosa, Scott Downs and Michael Kohn combined for four scoreless innings of relief. Kevin Jepsen gave up a run in bottom of the eighth inning and Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth to Save it.

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