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MLB: Los Angeles Angels 3, Detroit 2

Sept. 8, 2012 at 1:34 AM   |   Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Alberto Callaspo singled in Peter Bourjos with two away in the ninth inning Friday, pushing the Los Angeles Angels past Detroit 3-2.

The Tigers missed a chance to move into a tie for the lead in the American League Central, remaining a game behind the Chicago White Sox.

Home runs by Prince Fielder in the second and Alex Avila in the third allowed Detroit to rally from an early 2-0 deficit, but there was no scoring after that until Callaspo delivered his game-winning hit.

Kendrys Morales reached on a one-out single in the ninth off Octavio Dotel (5-3) and gave way to Bourjos as a pinch runner.

Bourjos was still on first base with two out, but he moved to second on an infield single by Erick Aybar and then scored when Callaspo, hitting for Mark Trumbo, singled to left-center.

Ernesto Frieri (4-0) worked the top of the ninth to get the win.

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