Game 1: Angels 11, Tigers 6 | Game 2: Tigers 5, Angels 2 | Game 3: Tigers 2, Angels 1
Runs Scored: 14
Runs Against: 13
YTD Record: 8-10 | 3rd in AL West
Up Next: Monday @ Washington
Since their initial offseason splurge on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in December of 2011, the Angels have seen two consecutive seasons derailed by atrocious April performances. In 2012, the Angels started off 8-15, a terrible start that ultimately cost them a playoff berth as the 89-win club fell four games short of a Wild Card spot that season. Last year, the Angels were 9-17 at the end of April, and while they never really pulled off a comeback that would’ve condemned their April performance, a better first month may have put the season in a different direction.
Entering this weekend’s three game series in the Motor City, the Angels were 7-8. Not inspiring, but not terrible either. The Angels got off to an enticing start, walloping Detroit 11-6, but things didn’t go too well on Saturday and Sunday, leaving the team at 8-10 heading into this week’s matchup in Washington DC.
So, what exactly happened in Detroit?