Series: Game 1 of 3

Detroit leads 1-0 (as of 8/13)

Game 1: Friday, August 13
Game 2: Saturday, August 14
Game 3: Sunday, August 15

Tigers 5

(54-61, 26-31 away)

Angels 3

(63-53, 31-27 home)

    10:05 PM ET, August 13, 2004

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: E. Yan (2-3)

    L: T. Percival (2-3)

    S: U. Urbina (20)

    Monroe drives in go-ahead run

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Craig Monroe drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the ninth, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Angels on Friday night.

    Brandon Inge broke out of a long slump by going 4-for-4 with three RBI in the Tigers' first win at Anaheim in 12 games.

    Esteban Yan (2-3) allowed two runs and four hits in two innings of relief, but picked up the victory. Ugueth Urbina pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save.

    Rondell White led off the ninth with a double against Troy Percival (2-3) and Monroe's one-out single to right-center scored pinch-runner Jason Smith. Inge followed with a bloop single to right that sent Monroe to third and Nook Logan followed with a sacrifice fly.

    After pinch-hitter Curtis Pride led off the seventh with a single against Detroit starter Jeremy Bonderman, Yan relieved and surrendered a two-out triple by Vladimir Guerrero that sliced the Tigers' lead to 3-2.

    The Tigers committed three errors, one of which led to the tying run in the eighth.

    Robb Quinlan beat out an infield hit up the middle with two outs in the eighth, advanced on Yan's wild pitch and scored from second when second baseman Omar Infante tried to make an impossible play on Jeff DaVanon's slow-bouncing hit up the middle and sidearmed it off-balance past first baseman Carlos Pena.

    Bonderman allowed two runs on six hits and struck out five in six-plus innings. But one of the runs against him was unearned, the result of his own throwing error to first base in the fifth.

    Chone Figgins bunted to the right of the mound and Bonderman made a high overhand flip past Pena for a two-base error. Guerrero lined the next pitch past Bonderman's glove and into center field to drive in Figgins and cut Detroit's lead to 2-1.

    The right-hander had not allowed an unearned run this season in 116 1-3 innings entering the game. Last year as a rookie, 18 of the 118 runs he gave up were unearned. His two errors against the Angels equaled the number his teammates committed behind him over his previous 14 starts.

    Inge opened the scoring in the second with a two-out, two-run double after a single by Rondell White and a walk to Pena. Inge, who had just six hits in his previous 36 at-bats coming in, chased John Lackey with an RBI single that extended Detroit's lead to 3-1 after Monroe doubled and advanced on a wild pitch.

    Anaheim stranded a runner at third base in three of the first four innings. Jose Guillen struck out with two men in scoring position to end the first, and Josh Paul did likewise in the fourth.

    In the second inning, Bonderman dropped a short toss from Pena on a grounder to first base by DaVanon, putting runners at the corners with one out. Bonderman responded by fanning Paul and retiring David Eckstein on a fly to right field, but the pitcher's second error led to an unearned run in the fifth.

    Lackey gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings, striking out seven and walking four.

    Game notes

    The Tigers left the bases loaded three times, including the eighth, when Brendan Donnelly relieved Scot Shields and struck out cleanup hitter Dmitri Young. ... Darin Erstad stole second in the second inning, making him 13-for-13 this season, and robbed Monroe of an RBI double in the seventh with a diving stop inside the first base line.

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