Back home in Anaheim on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-2 with a nice balance of pitching and hitting.
Nick Tropeano (5-6) pitched five one-hit, one-run innings, striking out four batters and walking one. After Noe Ramirez was touched for two hits, two walks and a run, the rest of the bullpen shut down the Detroit offense.
After falling behind 1-0 on a home run by Nick Castellanos in the first, the Halos tied it in the second and took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth. Andrelton Simmons hit his seventh homer of the season.
In the fifth, Eric Young Jr. homered to extend the Angel lead to 4-2, and the Halos tacked on some insurance runs in the seventh.
Simmons, Jose Briceno and Kaleb Cowart each had two hits; Simmons and Young had two RBIs.
Mike Trout remained out of the lineup with a right wrist contusion.
The Angels, now 56-58, will take on the Tigers again Tuesday with Andrew Heaney (6-7) starting for the home team against Jacob Turner (0-0) for the Tigers.