Ohtani, Upton hit Halos past Tigers 11-5 on Trout’s birthday

Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run homer during a seven-run first inning, and the Los Angeles Angels celebrated Mike Trout’s 27th birthday with an 11-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Trout missed his sixth consecutive game with a sore right wrist, but his teammates maintained a celebratory mood at the Big A with 13 hits in their second straight win over the Tigers. The two-time AL MVP is unlikely to play until the weekend at the earliest, yet a big crowd wearing giveaway T-shirts bearing Trout’s uniform No. 27 still went home happy. Rookie catcher Francisco Arcia had a two-run single during the first-inning outburst, and Justin Upton later added a two-run homer. The Angels haven’t lost a home series to the Tigers since August 2009. Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run homer in the fifth and drove in three runs as the Tigers emerged from their four-game offensive funk, but still dropped to 0-5 on their six-game California road trip. The Angels’ first eight batters reached base with six hits, an error and a walk against Jacob Turner (0-1), who lasted just one inning in his first appearance for Detroit since 2012. Turner, a former Tigers prospect who returned on a minor league deal this season, struggled in the rotation spot opened by Mike Fiers’ trade to Oakland.

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