Cron and Calhoun homer to lead Angels past Tigers

DETROIT (AP) The Los Angeles Angels didn't make things easy for themselves on Tuesday night.

The Angels led the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the fifth inning, but closer Bud Norris had to pitch out of a bases-loaded jam to finish off a 5-3 victory.

''That's a nice win against a hot team,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''We had some trouble closing out some innings, including the ninth, but we got it done.''

Norris retired Justin Upton and Nicholas Castellanos to start the ninth, but Alex Presley and Jose Iglesias kept the game alive with singles. Norris walked Ian Kinsler to put the winning run on base, then fell behind 3-0 to Alex Avila.

Avila, though, fouled off the next two pitches before taking a pitch at the edge of the strike zone to end the game.

''That was a great job by Bud,'' Scioscia said. ''He didn't get a couple calls, but he got back into the at-bat with some great pitches. He knew he was playing with fire if the next guy (Miguel Cabrera) got to the plate.''

Avila thought he had drawn a bases-loaded walk, but home-plate umpire Andy Fletcher didn't agree.

''I told him it was a ball,'' Avila said. ''He told me it was a strike.''

Kole Calhoun and C.J. Cron homered for the Angels.

Jesse Chavez (5-6) picked up the win, allowing two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

''At the end of the day, I like the win, but I have to get better at pitching out of the stretch so I can get through six innings,'' he said.

Daniel Norris (3-3) took the loss, allowing four runs - three earned - five hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out seven, but allowed two homers.

''I know homers are going to happen, but it seems like every game I have a string of batters where I feel like I'm losing it,'' he said. ''I have to get into a better rhythm.''

The loss ended Detroit's four-game winning streak.

The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the first on Calhoun's ninth homer of the season, but Norris escaped walking three batters in the third. He picked off Eric Young, Jr. at second base, then got Albert Pujols to ground out with two runners on.

Yunel Escobar led off the fourth with a double over Presley's head in center field, and Cron made it 3-0 with a long homer to left. Presley made another defensive mistake in the fifth, misplaying Calhoun's single, and Andrelton Simmons scored from first.

Avila's ninth homer pulled the Tigers within 4-1 in the sixth, and Upton added an RBI single later in the inning. Blake Parker replaced Chavez with two outs, and he retired Castellanos to end the inning with runners on the corners.

''That was our biggest moment of the game,'' Scioscia said. ''Blake has been great all year, and he stepped up to get Chavez out of that inning.''

Calhoun added a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

J.D. Martinez made it 5-3 with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, but Cabrera was thrown out to end the inning trying to advance to second on a wild pitch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: The Angels have nine players on the DL, including CF Mike Trout (thumb), OF Cameron Maybin (oblique strain) and seven pitchers. Six of the pitchers are on the 60-day DL, with only Cam Bedrosian (groin) on the 10-day list. Bedrosian is expected to be activated Thursday after a final rehab outing with High-A Inland Empire.

Tigers: Detroit originally planned to activate 2B Ian Kinsler and C James McCann (hand laceration) off the 10-day DL on Tuesday. Kinsler went 1 for 4, but the Tigers decided to send McCann on a short rehab assignment to Triple-A Toledo. ... RHP Justin Verlander is expected to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday or Thursday to test the groin soreness that knocked him out of Sunday's start.

HOT STREAK

Calhoun is hitting .478 (11 for 23) with four homers in a seven-game hitting streak.

''Kole had a really tough May, but in his last 20 at-bats, he's looked like the player we expected,'' Scioscia said.

UP NEXT

Angels: Los Angeles will start RHP Alex Meyer (2-2, 4.91) in the second game of the series on Wednesday. Meyer beat Detroit on May 14, allowing one earned run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Tigers: LHP Buck Farmer (1-0, 0.00) was recalled from Triple-A Toledo after the game and will start against the Angels on Wednesday. Farmer is replacing Matt Boyd in the rotation. LHP Blaine Hardy was optioned to Toledo to make room for Farmer on the roster.

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AngelsLAA30-31
100210100560
TigersDET28-29
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  • W: J. Chavez (5-6)L: D. Norris (2-4)S: B. Norris (11)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun (9), C. Cron (2), DET - A. Avila (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Simmons SS31100102.268.331.393.7245.0
K. Calhoun RF21221100.234.319.390.7089.0
A. Pujols DH40000004.243.292.400.6920.0
Y. Escobar 3B31100111.288.337.424.7612.5
C. Cron 1B41121021.233.278.333.6126.0
M. Maldonado C40000020.263.331.385.716-1.0
D. Espinosa 2B40000010.150.235.281.516-0.5
E. Young LF21000200.320.452.520.9724.0
S. Robinson CF40100011.200.200.200.4000.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B40100100.239.333.368.7013.0
    A. Avila C42211123.324.438.6481.0878.0
    M. Cabrera 1B30100102.275.381.431.8122.0
    V. Martinez DH41100003.263.344.392.7373.0
    J. Martinez RF30110010.293.402.7731.1761.5
    J. Upton LF40110010.253.349.489.8381.5
    N. Castellanos 3B40100002.220.303.374.6771.0
    A. Presley CF40100011.300.364.500.8640.5
    J. Iglesias SS40100000.250.280.375.6551.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Escobar (9)
      • HR - K. Calhoun (9), C. Cron (2)
      • SF - K. Calhoun (2)
      • RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (23), C. Cron 2 (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - I. Kinsler (7), V. Martinez (9)
      • HR - A. Avila (9)
      • SF - J. Martinez (2)
      • RBI - A. Avila (24), J. Martinez (23), J. Upton (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (17)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Simmons (7), E. Young (3)
      • CS - Y. Escobar (3), E. Young (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - C. Cron, A. Simmons, D. Espinosa
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Presley
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chavez (W, 5-6)5.27221414.561.2814.0
      B. Parker (H, 7)1.10000002.300.993.0
      K. Middleton (H, 1)1.01111002.701.130.0
      B. Norris (S, 11)1.02001102.511.127.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chavez (W, 5-6)5.2
      B. Parker (H, 7)1.1
      K. Middleton (H, 1)1.0
      B. Norris (S, 11)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 2-4)6.05433724.481.578.5
      B. Hardy0.21111004.151.56-3.0
      A. Leon1.10001000.000.462.0
      F. Rodriguez1.00000007.361.693.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 2-4)6.0
      B. Hardy0.2
      A. Leon1.1
      F. Rodriguez1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Norris (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 90-58, B. Parker 8-6, K. Middleton 17-8, B. Norris 26-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 6-6, B. Parker 1-3
      • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 24, B. Parker 4, K. Middleton 4, B. Norris 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 110-68, B. Hardy 12-4, A. Leon 17-7, F. Rodriguez 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 5-5, A. Leon 1-2, F. Rodriguez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 25, B. Hardy 4, A. Leon 4, F. Rodriguez 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      AngelsLAA30-31
      100210100560
      TigersDET28-29
      0000020103101
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Simmons SS31100102.268.331.393.7245.0
      K. Calhoun RF21221100.234.319.390.7089.0
      A. Pujols DH40000004.243.292.400.6920.0
      Y. Escobar 3B31100111.288.337.424.7612.5
      C. Cron 1B41121021.233.278.333.6126.0
      M. Maldonado C40000020.263.331.385.716-1.0
      D. Espinosa 2B40000010.150.235.281.516-0.5
      E. Young LF21000200.320.452.520.9724.0
      S. Robinson CF40100011.200.200.200.4000.5
      Total305642579-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        I. Kinsler 2B40100100.239.333.368.7013.0
        A. Avila C42211123.324.438.6481.0878.0
        M. Cabrera 1B30100102.275.381.431.8122.0
        V. Martinez DH41100003.263.344.392.7373.0
        J. Martinez RF30110010.293.402.7731.1761.5
        J. Upton LF40110010.253.349.489.8381.5
        N. Castellanos 3B40100002.220.303.374.6771.0
        A. Presley CF40100011.300.364.500.8640.5
        J. Iglesias SS40100000.250.280.375.6551.0
        Total34310313511-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Escobar (9)
          • HR - K. Calhoun (9), C. Cron (2)
          • SF - K. Calhoun (2)
          • RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (23), C. Cron 2 (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - I. Kinsler (7), V. Martinez (9)
          • HR - A. Avila (9)
          • SF - J. Martinez (2)
          • RBI - A. Avila (24), J. Martinez (23), J. Upton (31)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (17)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Simmons (7), E. Young (3)
          • CS - Y. Escobar (3), E. Young (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - C. Cron, A. Simmons, D. Espinosa
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Presley
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Chavez (W, 5-6)5.27221414.561.2814.0
          B. Parker (H, 7)1.10000002.300.993.0
          K. Middleton (H, 1)1.01111002.701.130.0
          B. Norris (S, 11)1.02001102.511.127.5
          Total9.01033351---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Chavez (W, 5-6)5.2
          B. Parker (H, 7)1.1
          K. Middleton (H, 1)1.0
          B. Norris (S, 11)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Norris (L, 2-4)6.05433724.481.578.5
          B. Hardy0.21111004.151.56-3.0
          A. Leon1.10001000.000.462.0
          F. Rodriguez1.00000007.361.693.0
          Total9.0654572---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Norris (L, 2-4)6.0
          B. Hardy0.2
          A. Leon1.1
          F. Rodriguez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Norris (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 90-58, B. Parker 8-6, K. Middleton 17-8, B. Norris 26-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 6-6, B. Parker 1-3
          • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 24, B. Parker 4, K. Middleton 4, B. Norris 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 110-68, B. Hardy 12-4, A. Leon 17-7, F. Rodriguez 9-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 5-5, A. Leon 1-2, F. Rodriguez 2-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Norris 25, B. Hardy 4, A. Leon 4, F. Rodriguez 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Avila scored53
          • 7TH INNING
            Calhoun hit sacrifice fly to right, Young scored, Robinson to second52
          • 6TH INNING
            Upton singled to center, Martinez scored, Martinez to third42
            Avila homered to center41
          • 5TH INNING
            Calhoun singled to center, Simmons scored, Calhoun to second on center fielder Presley fielding error40
          • 4TH INNING
            Cron homered to left, Escobar scored30
          • 1ST INNING
            Calhoun homered to left10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Francisco Rodriguez relieved Arcenio Leon
            • Francisco Rodriguez relieved Arcenio Leon
            • D. Espinosa: Strike swinging, Espinosa grounded out to first
            • E. Young: Young grounded out to second
            • S. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Robinson flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Bud Norris relieved Keynan Middleton
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton flied out to deep right
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos lined out to second
            • A. Presley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Presley singled to left
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to left, Presley to second
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Presley to third, Iglesias to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
            • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Leon Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar walked
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron grounded out to third, Escobar to second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Escobar caught stealing, catcher to third, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maldonado flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Keynan Middleton relieved Blake Parker
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Avila singled to right center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera walked, Avila to second
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez flied out to deep right, Avila to third
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Avila scored
            • J. Upton: Ball, Cabrera out at second
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Daniel Norris
            • E. Young: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Young walked
            • S. Robinson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Robinson singled to center, Young to third
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons popped out to second
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun hit sacrifice fly to right, Young scored, Robinson to second
            • Arcenio Leon relieved Blaine Hardy
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Parker Pitching:
            • A. Presley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Presley lined out to second
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias lined out to right
            • I. Kinsler: Kinsler lined out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • C. Cron: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
            • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Espinosa grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Foul, Kinsler grounded out to second
            • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Avila homered to center
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep right
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Martinez doubled to deep right
            • J. Martinez: Martinez singled to left, Martinez to third
            • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Ball, Upton singled to center, Martinez scored, Martinez to third
            • Blake Parker relieved Jesse Chavez
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • S. Robinson: Ball, Robinson grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Simmons singled to left
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to center, Simmons scored, Calhoun to second on center fielder Presley fielding error
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols flied out to left
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to second
            • A. Presley: Presley lined out to center
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Escobar doubled to deep center
            • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron homered to left, Escobar scored
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
            • D. Espinosa: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Espinosa struck out swinging
            • E. Young: Foul, Young grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Martinez lined out to center
            • J. Martinez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Upton flied out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • E. Young: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Young walked
            • S. Robinson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Young stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Robinson struck out looking
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Young caught stealing, pitcher to third to second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
            • K. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Simmons stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Foul, Iglesias lined out to second
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kinsler doubled to left center
            • A. Avila: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Avila out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • C. Cron: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maldonado flied out to right
            • D. Espinosa: Foul, Ball, Espinosa fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castellanos singled to left
            • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Presley struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun homered to left
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols flied out to right
            • Y. Escobar: Escobar flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to center
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera singled to left
            • V. Martinez: Foul, Martinez grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)