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Final 12th
L.A. Angels
W: J. Arredondo (1-0) L: F. Dolsi (0-1)
HR: DET - None   ANA - None

Bases-loaded walk in 12th gives Angels victory against Tigers

CBSSports.com wire reports

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In a matchup of teams with hitting issues, a game of missed opportunities finally ended with a walk.

Detroit's Bobby Seay walked Garret Anderson on four pitches with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning to force home the winning run Monday night in the Los Angeles Angels' 1-0 victory against the Tigers.

Anderson was the only batter he faced after replacing Freddy Dolsi (0-1).

"That was a walk-off win, and we'll take it," Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said with a smile. "We've been having trouble scoring the past 15-20 games, and our pitching has kept us in games."

The AL West-leading Angels won for the sixth time in their past eight, and Torii Hunter grinned and said, "We are struggling, but hey, we get a win. Our pitching and defense are getting it done. I'm getting gray hairs. And I don't have any hair."

The Angels and Tigers each went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Detroit and its high-priced lineup was shut out for a major league-high eighth time this season. The inconsistent Tigers had scored a total of 54 runs over a five-game stretch before they lost 1-0 to Minnesota on Sunday.

Macier Izturis led off the 12th with a single, and, after Gary Matthews Jr. flied out, Vladimir Guerrero singled to center to advance Izturis to third. Dolsi (0-1) intentionally walked Hunter before Seay came on.

Seay said a checked-swing call that didn't go his way on his second pitch to Anderson was critical.

"The 1-0 pitch changed the whole at-bat," the Tigers' reliever said. "When you go back and look at the replay, he definitely swung at the ball on the second pitch.

"So the difference between 2-0 and 1-1 is a big difference. In a game like that, it's kind of unfair because we played that long. Coming in the bases loaded is a tough situation."

Jose Arredondo (1-0), the fourth Los Angeles pitcher, retired all six batters he faced in the 11th and 12th innings to earn his first major league victory.

"I'm very excited," Arredondo said through a translator. "I'm just pleased to be up here."

Jon Garland shut out the Tigers for 7 1/3 innings, and Detroit's Kenny Rogers blanked Los Angeles during his season-high seven innings.

Garland, who has been a Detroit nemesis in recent years, held the Tigers to four hits, walked two and struck out five before Scot Shields replaced him with one out in the eighth. Garland, formerly with the Chicago White Sox, came in with an 8-2 record in 12 starts against Detroit since Aug. 24, 2004.

Rogers scattered five hits, walked one and struck out two.

"Kenny Rogers was awesome tonight," Seay said. "He's a great pitcher. I think he'll definitely take positives out of it. He's been around the game a long time and I think he's starting to find his form again."

Detroit manager Jim Leyland was similarly impressed.

"You can't pitch any better than he pitched. He was much more aggressive. I thought he had good location, his ball sunk good and he kept the ball on the ground," Leyland said.

It was the Angels' first extra-inning game of the season. Los Angeles was the only team in the majors that hadn't played an extra-inning contest this year. It finally happened in the 53rd game, the longest such streak in club history from the start of a season.


  • Detroit DH Gary Sheffield left the game after feeling a muscle spasm in his left side when he grounded out in the third inning. "He's going to be evaluated further," Leyland said. "I would doubt that he'd play tomorrow. But how serious it is, I'm not sure yet." Ryan Raburn came on in the sixth to pinch-hit for Sheffield and remained in the game as the DH.
  • The Angels recalled RHP Dustin Moseley, on the DL since May 2 with tightness in his right forearm, from rehab and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.
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Patience helps Garret Anderson and the Angels, who win after a bases-loaded walk in the 12th.  (AP)
Patience helps Garret Anderson and the Angels, who win after a bases-loaded walk in the 12th. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Garland
IP 7.1
H 4
ER 0
BB 3
K 5

K. Rogers
IP 7.0
H 5
ER 0
BB 1
K 2

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Curtis Granderson, CF5010011 .250
Placido Polanco, 2B3010100 .294
Gary Sheffield, DH2000011 .213
   a- Ryan Raburn, PH-DH3000023 .214
Magglio Ordonez, RF3000211 .323
Miguel Cabrera, 1B5010012 .274
Carlos Guillen, 3B3010212 .299
Matt Joyce, LF5000024 .229
Edgar Renteria, SS5010004 .277
Ivan Rodriguez, C5000023 .265
a-flied out for Sheffield in the 6th
2B - Curtis Granderson (5, Garland), Carlos Guillen (14, Garland)
SH - Placido Polanco (2)
CS - Carlos Guillen (1, 2nd base by Shields/Napoli)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Renteria-Polanco-Cabrera, Cabrera
E - Carlos Guillen 2 (9, Misplayed grounder)
Detroit Tigers
Kenny Rogers 7500120 5.88
Zach Miner 2100220 6.11
Freddy Dolsi (L,0-1) 2.1311210 1.86
Bobby Seay0000100 2.87
IBB - G. Anderson by Freddy Dolsi, by Hunter
HBP - Napoli (by Kenny Rogers)
WP - Freddy Dolsi (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Kenny Rogers 98-62, Zach Miner 34-16, Freddy Dolsi 38-15, Bobby Seay 4-0
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kenny Rogers 14-5, Zach Miner 1-3, Freddy Dolsi 4-2
Batters Faced - Kenny Rogers 28, Zach Miner 9, Freddy Dolsi 12, Bobby Seay 1
Los Angeles Angels
Maicer Izturis, SS6110003 .208
Gary Matthews Jr., CF6010002 .218
Vladimir Guerrero, RF6030012 .262
Torii Hunter, DH3020301 .285
Garret Anderson, LF4001214 .273
Mike Napoli, C3010102 .233
Casey Kotchman, 1B5010004 .311
Brandon Wood, 3B5000003 .122
Sean Rodriguez, 2B5000033 .140
2B - Vladimir Guerrero 2 (11, Rogers, Miner), Casey Kotchman (12, Rogers)
RBI - Garret Anderson (26)
SB - Torii Hunter (5, 2nd base off Dolsi/Rodriguez)
Team LOB - 15
Los Angeles Angels
Jon Garland 7.1400350 3.89
Scot Shields 1.2000130 3.43
Francisco Rodriguez 1100120 2.35
Jose Arredondo (W,1-0) 2000010 1.50
IBB - Polanco by Francisco Rodriguez
WP - Francisco Rodriguez (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 108-68, Scot Shields 28-17, Francisco Rodriguez 22-12, Jose Arredondo 21-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 9-8, Scot Shields 1-0, Jose Arredondo 3-2
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 29, Scot Shields 5, Francisco Rodriguez 5, Jose Arredondo 6
Game Information
Attendance - 41031
Game Time - 3:52
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Jeff Nelson