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Tigers 8, Angels 6

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Brennan Boesch. (File -Getty Images)

Brennan Boesch. (File -Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A tiebreaking two-run homer by Brennan Boesch in the seventh inning gives the Detroit Tigers the edge as they beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on Monday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the lead changed several times but the Tigers end up with one more in the win column, taking the first of four game series against the Angels.

The Angels led 5-2 after a four-run fifth, but the Tigers chipped away, scoring two runs in the bottom of that inning and three more in the seventh. Delmon Young tied it with a sacrifice fly and Boesch followed with a homer off reliever LaTroy Hawkins (2-2) to make it 7-5.

Octavio Dotel (3-2) got the win in relief. Joaquin Benoit worked the eighth and Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 21 chances.

Torii Hunter had four hits and drove in three runs for Los Angeles, and Mark Trumbo hit his 25th homer of the season.

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