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Sinking feeling: Pineiro puts Tigers on ice

Jeff Mathis' double led to a two-run third, and Joel Pineiro did the rest, baffling the Tigers with an outstanding sinker as the Halos claimed the series opener and picked up their fourth consecutive victory.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jackson, A, CF4010020.333
Damon, LF4020000.279
Ordonez, RF4020002.321
Cabrera, M, 1B4010003.360
Guillen, DH4010003.275
Inge, 3B3010001.289
Avila, C4000014.111
Sizemore, 2B4010020.278
Everett, SS3000002.231
Totals340900515.274
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aybar, SS4000002.275
Abreu, RF4001001.214
Hunter, To, CF4010010.333
Matsui, DH2000112.314
Morales, K, 1B2000001.216
Rivera, J, LF3000001.255
Kendrick, H, 2B2120100.340
Mathis, C3110003.324
Wood, 3B2000102.100
Totals262413212.256
BATTING
2B: Cabrera, M (4, Pineiro).
TB: Inge; Jackson, A; Cabrera, M 2; Damon 2; Sizemore; Ordonez 2; Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Avila; Everett; Guillen 2.
GIDP: Cabrera, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Ordonez (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Damon (Kendrick, H at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Everett-Sizemore-Cabrera, M, Damon-Sizemore).

BATTING
2B: Mathis (3, Willis), Hunter, To (6, Willis).
TB: Mathis 2; Kendrick, H 2; Hunter, To 2.
RBI: Abreu (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui 2; Wood.
GIDP: Morales, K.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pineiro-Morales, K, Pineiro-Kendrick, H-Morales, K).

DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Willis(L, 0-1)6.04222204.24
Bonine2.00001002.35
Totals8.04223204.23
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pineiro(W, 2-1)7.19000401.77
Jepsen(H, 5)0.20000003.00
Rodney(S, 4)1.00000105.14
Totals9.09000504.50
HBP: Inge (by Pineiro), Morales, K (by Willis).
Pitches-strikes: Willis 91-57, Bonine 17-9, Pineiro 104-74, Jepsen 8-5, Rodney 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Willis 8-4, Bonine 3-1, Pineiro 7-7, Jepsen 2-0, Rodney 1-1.
Batters faced: Willis 24, Bonine 6, Pineiro 30, Jepsen 2, Rodney 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jepsen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:19.
Att: 36,006.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
April 19, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media