Hunter, Aybar Lead Angels Past Tigers

Jered Weaver posts first win in four starts with six-plus solid innings
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 12:40 AM CDT
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Detroit. Verlander's 2008 struggles continued Sunday as he took the loss.   (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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(Newser) – Torii Hunter hit an RBI triple in the fourth inning and added a two-run double in a four-run sixth to help chase Justin Verlander, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Erick Aybar also drove in three runs, helping the Angels win the three-game series. Jered Weaver (2-3) got his first win in four starts.

Detroit had won nine of 13 after starting 2-10, but Verlander has not turned things around on the mound. Verlander (1-4) gave up six runs, seven hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings, coming off his first win. Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield continued to struggle, striking out in his last two at-bats to extend his hitless streak to 16.