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Ohtani homers as Angels beat Tigers 11-5
Wednesday Aug 08, 2018 12:00am

(LOS ANGELES) – Mike Trout couldn't play on his 27th birthday, thanks to a sore right wrist. Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels made sure the fans in the giveaway T-shirts bearing Trout's uniform No. 27 still went home in a celebratory mood. Ohtani hit a three-run homer during a seven-run first inning, and the Angels pounded out 13 hits in an 11-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Trout missed his sixth consecutive game with an injury that will sideline him at least until Friday during the second-longest injury absence of his career. Rookie catcher Francisco Arcia had a two-run single during their first-inning outburst after Detroit scored two runs in its half of the first. Justin Upton later added a two-run homer during Los Angeles' second straight win over Detroit. The Angels haven't lost a home series to the Tigers since August 2009. Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run homer in the fifth and drove in three runs as the Tigers emerged from their four-game offensive funk, but still dropped to 0-5 on their six-game California trip. The Angels' first eight batters reached base with six hits, an error and a walk against Jacob Turner (0-1), who lasted just one inning in his first appearance for Detroit since 2012. Turner, a former Tigers prospect who returned on a minor league deal this season, struggled in the rotation spot opened by Mike Fiers' trade to Oakland.

Jeimer Candelario circles the bases after a two run homer against the Angels (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
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