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Angels news: Angels fall in seven to Tigers in ‘dream bracket’

They blew a 3-1 lead

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Last week, the MLB announced they’ll be doing a 32-team tournament with a “dream team” from every franchise. In the first round, the Angels matched up with the Detroit Tigers. The Angels won three of the first four, needing only one win to advance to the sweet 16. Unfortunately, the Tigers won the next three, taking the series. Here’s a brief recap on the series from MLB.com.

The Tigers rallied from down three games to one to prevail over the Angels in seven games. The series was a slugfest, and Detroit got monster performances from Miguel Cabrera (.320, three home runs, 10 RBIs) and Ty Cobb, who hit .483 with three home runs, including the one that put the series away in the eighth inning of Game 7. Jack Morris once again proved his big-game pitching mettle, beating the Angels in Game 2 and Game 6 with two scoreless starts.

The Angels got a predictably excellent series from Mike Trout, who had a .346/.469/.500 slash line out of the No. 3 spot in the lineup. But Vladimir Guerrero’s struggles as the cleanup hitter were costly — Vlad hit just .194 for the series, and he flied out with the bases loaded and the Angels down three in the eighth inning of Game 7, ending their last chance at a comeback.

You can check out all of the box scores here.

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