Haren Shuts Down Tigers For 2nd TIme In July
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DETROIT (AP)—Dan Haren pitched a six-hitter for his second complete game against the Detroit Tigers in 25 days, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory Saturday.
Haren (11-6) walked one and struck out one. In two starts against Detroit, he is 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA.
Jacob Turner, Detroit’s top prospect, allowed two runs and three hits in 5 1-3 innings of his major league debut. He walked three and struck out six. Turner (0-1) did allow five stolen bases, the most by a pitcher in his first game since Brian Barber allowed six for the Cardinals on Aug. 12, 1995.
The Tigers announced before the game that Turner would be going back to the minors after the game, with his rotation spot going to Doug Fister. Fister and reliever David Pauley were acquired from the Mariners in a six-player trade earlier Saturday, and Fister is scheduled to start Wednesday against Texas.
“One run, 10 runs, perfect game, no-hitter—this is going to be one start,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of Turner.
The teams traded early runs, with the Tigers taking a 1-0 lead on Magglio Ordonez’s fourth-inning RBI single and the Angels tying the game on Torii Hunter’s run-scoring base hit in the fifth.
Los Angeles then took a two-run lead in the sixth off Turner and Phil Coke. With one out, Turner walked Howie Kendrick and was taken out to a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd of 40,573.
Coke gave up a double to Erick Aybar and intentionally walked Mark Trumbo to load the bases. He then hit Peter Bourjos with his next pitch, forcing in a run, and allowed a sacrifice fly to Jeff Mathis.
Trumbo made it 4-1 with a RBI double in the eighth—his seventh RBI in three games—and scored on a double by Maicer Izturis.
NOTES: Turner was the sixth pitcher since 1919 to allow at least five steals in his major league debut. Roger Clemens and Dave Righetti were two of the others. … The Tigers gave up reliever Charlie Furbush, outfielder Casper Wells, minor-league third baseman. … The game was delayed for a moment before Turner’s last pitch when a fan ran out of the stands and appeared to “plank” in right field, lying motionless on his face until security arrived. A second fan ran into the outfield in the ninth. … Bourjos went 0 for 0 in the game. He walked once, was hit by two pitches and had a sacrifice bunt.