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Angels Sweep Tigers on Mark Trumbo Walk Off Home Run

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101st walk off home run in franchise history is a broom to Detroit.

JW three innings of pure PANTHER
JW three innings of pure PANTHER

Final Score in Anaheim after 13 innings - Angels 4, Tigers 3. Winning Pitcher: Jerome Williams.


Mark Trumbo hit a walk off home run to lead off the bottom of the thirteenth inning, beating the Tigers 4-3 and finishing a three-game sweep of the Detroit club.

A sloppy six innings by starter C.J. Wilson yielded Detroit three runs. Wilson walked four and gave up five hits and got out of trouble dram-drama style each inning. On the other hand, the Angels bullpen tossed seven innings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts and only two walks - both by Ernesto Frieri in a nailbiter ninth.

The Angels got to Tigers starter Doug Fister with a big bottom of the third, where a little sloppiness of their own cost the visiting team dearly. After hitting Luis Jimenez with a pitch to lead off the frame, Fister saw his "victim" reach 2B on a sac bunt by Peter Bourjos and a Mike Trout single made it first and third. Albert Pujols was awarded a double when a sharp liner went into and straight through the glove of "MVP" Miguel Cabrera dribbling into the outfield.

It was hilarious, the bumble, and deliciously ironic, Trout of all people scoring from 1B there. Later in the inning a botched throw to 1B would plate Pujols. The Pujols mocking of Miggy was generously labeled a double but Omar Infante got tabbed with the throwing error on what should have been an inning ending double play.

It was 3-1 in the fifth inning when Prince Fielder golfed a fat CJ pitch into the RF seats for a two-run home run because, hey, nothing says C.J. Wilson like walking runners ahead of monstrous power hitters.

The last four walk off home runs in Angels history have been hit by Trumbo. This was the 101st since the expansion Angels began play in 1961. The first occurred at L.A. Wrigley Field on May 3, 1961 (Link to Box Score) and was hit by Earl Averill.