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Cam, Cam, he’s the man! If he can’t do it, no one can. Angels prevail over Tigers, 6-2.

Bedrosian enters the game in sixth inning with bases loaded and no outs, elicits strikeout and induces double play to escape unscathed and preserve game.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Angels 6 Tigers 2

A quick glance at the box score shows the sixth inning of tonight’s Angels-Tigers game as a rather uneventful frame, but such a notion could not be further from the truth.

Noe Ramirez took the mound (following Nick Tropeano’s early exit after a solid 62 pitches of 1-run ball over five innings; hopefully no notable injury news on him) and after losing an 8-pitch walk to James McCann, put the first runner on base. After a single up the middle, a walk, and another single, the bases were loaded and a run had scored to narrow the game to 4-2. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Scioscia called upon Cam Bedrosian to put out the fire.

Bedrosian did not disappoint, striking out Nick Castellanos looking and inducing this behemoth of a double play to get out of the inning.

Of course, that game-saving inning could not have been possible without defensive wonder Andrelton Simmons, who continues to field as if the fate of the universe depends on his endless web gems. In the double play turned above, Simmons uncorks a throw with the throwing arm of a cannonball and the torque of a brand-new Ford Fiesta.

There’s the flip side of that same coin, too, then. There’s no lead to be saved if there is no lead, and Simmons did his part to take care of that, too. For all the Cam Bedrosian horn-tooting tonight, one could just as easily slot Simba in such a position.

Eric Young, Jr. had a nice night himself with a diving catch in center field (@Mike Trout, come back soon?) and a home run off the rock pile in center field that just missed the Fox Sports West camera crew. Young now has thirteen career home runs, five of which have come with the Angels over the last 150 plate appearances.

Unfortunately, the news on Nick Tropeano is not good: shoulder tightness.