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DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler took off toward second base and kept on going. wholesale nfl jerseys . By the time the Los Angeles Angels finished throwing the ball all over Comerica Park, Kinsler had scored one of the wackiest runs hes ever been a part of. "It was an unusual play," Kinsler said. "Ive never seen it before." Kinsler scored in the first inning when the Angels made three errors on one play, and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat Los Angeles 2-1 on Sunday. The Angels made another error in the sixth, helping Detroit score its second run. Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings for the Tigers. The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Howie Kendrick, then let the Tigers tie it in the bottom of the inning in slapstick fashion. Kinsler was on first and began running on a 3-2 pitch to Miguel Cabrera. It was ball four, but catcher Hank Conger threw to second anyway, and the ball sailed into centre field. Kinsler went to third, and when centre fielder Mike Trouts throw back to the infield went past the second baseman and shortstop, the Detroit runner tried to score. It looked as if the Angels would have a play on Kinsler, but pitcher Hector Santiago picked up the ball near the mound and threw wildly to the plate. Kinsler scored and Cabrera went to second. "Im not sure I would have wanted him to go home," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "But it worked out for us today, and Ive said this on a number of occasions when baserunning mistakes have cost us a baserunner: Id rather they err on the side of being aggressive." Conger, Trout and Santiago were all charged with errors on the play. "That was a lot happening on one play, and it was obviously a strange one. We thought we had Cabrera struck out, and all of a sudden they had a run in and a runner on second base," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, a former catcher. "When you are a catcher, you cant wait for the ump to make the call on that pitch. You know where the ball was, and you know what the call should be. Hank thought it was strike three, and hes following through with the throw. After that, things didnt go well." In the sixth, Conger threw wildly to first trying to pick off Austin Jackson. It was his second error of the game, and Jackson went to second. Nick Castellanos followed with an RBI single to put Detroit ahead 2-1. Porcello (2-1) allowed a run and five hits, striking out four and walking one. Three relievers finished, with Joe Nathan pitching the ninth for his third save in five chances. Santiago (0-3) allowed two unearned runs and two hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked five and struck out seven. Santiago threw 119 pitches and was wild throughout, but the Tigers never really solved him. He was lifted after walking Jackson with two outs in the sixth. Reliever Kevin Jepsen came in and was victimized by Congers error and Castellanos single. Porcello was pitching exactly one year after allowing nine runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Angels -- and he also gave up seven runs to Los Angeles in a start last June. On Sunday, he allowed three straight singles in the first inning but kept the Angels quiet after that. Albert Pujols hit a first-inning single but remains at 498 homers as Los Angeles heads to Washington to play a three-game series against the Nationals. Trout, who struck out four times Saturday, went hitless Sunday and grounded out with the tying run on second in the eighth. NOTES: The last time a team made three errors on one play was on April 16, 2007, according to STATS. Baltimore made three errors on one play in the third inning against Tampa Bay. ... Kendrick had three hits. ... Rajai Davis and Alex Avila struck out three times each for Detroit. ... The Tigers begin a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Detroit RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1) faces Chicago LHP John Danks (1-0). Los Angeles RHP Garrett Richards (2-0) starts against Nationals RHP Tanner Roark (1-0). cheap jerseys from china .ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League staff. wholesale jerseys . Ron Tugnutt is the Canadian teams goaltending coach and has personally experienced that kind of pressure. In addition to a long NHL career, Tugnutt twice represented Canada at the mens world championship. LOS ANGELES -- In their first game with the Lakers and coach Mike DAntoni, MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore made sure Los Angeles came out a winner in the latest matchup of the NBAs most storied rivalry. Brooks scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter against his former club, spearheading a 101-92 victory over Boston on Friday night and helping snap a franchise-record eight-game home losing streak. Bazemore had 15 points, including a pair of clutch 3-pointers less than 2 minutes apart during the final 4:20 as the Lakers outscored the Celtics 38-18 in the final period. "Me and Kent just wanted to come out here and play with some energy," Brooks said. "I was tired -- real tired. But DAntoni gives you that confidence and he lets you go out there and play your game. So I felt free doing that. The difference in the game was on the other side of the ball. We played real good defence, forced some turnovers, and that really got us going in the fourth quarter." The Lakers are Brooks fifth NBA club and third this season. He played 10 games with the Celtics before he was dealt to the Warriors on Jan. 15 in a three-team trade that brought Joel Anthony to Boston. "You know what, man? A lot of people think I should be mad at the Boston Celtics. But I guarantee you, no one is happier for me than (coach) Brad Stevens and (assistant coach) Jay Larranaga," Brooks said. "Theyve seen all the work Ive put in, and its paid off." The two guards barely had time to get acquainted with their new teammates following Wednesdays trade that sent Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors. But Brooks and Bazemore both turned the game around after the Lakers fell behind by as many as 13 points late in the third quarter. "Jordan Farmar did a great job down the stretch leading us. Hes been around a while, and he told us to just go out there and have fun and leave it all out there on the floor," said Bazemore, who played more than 33 minutes. Gasol had 16 points and seven rebounds in his first game since Jan. 31 after missing seven games with a groin strain. But teammates Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Xavier Henry and Nick Young were still among the walking wounded. Jeff Green scored 21 points during a foul-plagued 33 minutes for the Celtics, who have lost eight of their last 11 games against thee Lakers at Staples Center. cheap nfl jerseys. Brandon Bass had 20 points. Rajon Rondo had 11 assists, six points and six rebounds. The four-time All-Star point guard, who tore the ACL in his right knee almost 13 months ago, is averaging 10.2 points and 7.7 assists in 12 games since his return to the lineup on Jan. 17. The Celtics have lost 10 of them. The Celtics pulled away to a 72-59 lead with 2:48 left in the third quarter, their largest advantage to that point, with a 12-2 run capped by Bass dunk. But the Lakers opened the fourth with a 13-2 surge, which Brooks helped fuel with eight points, including a fast-break dunk that tied it at 76 with 9:15 to play after he stole the ball from Jerryd Bayless. "MarShon can score and get can get going," Stevens said. "... As difficult as change is sometimes, its also an opportunity -- and (Brooks and Bazemore) both took great advantage of that opportunity today." The Lakers and Celtics have combined to win 32 championships and have met each other in the finals 12 times -- most recently in 2010, when Los Angeles beat Boston in seven games and avenged the Celtics six-game triumph over them two years earlier. But the teams have experienced a severe reversal of fortune. The Lakers (19-36) are 6-23 since Dec. 21, and the Celtics (19-37) are 7-23 since Dec. 18. Their combined winning percentage of .342 is the lowest since the rivalry began in 1948-49. Lakers players have missed a combined total of 200 games because of injuries, forcing DAntoni to employ 28 different starting lineups -- and six different players at the starting point guard spot. Rondo missed Bostons first 40 games, after the Celtics lost Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to free agency over the summer -- and coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers. Only once have the Celtics and Lakers missed the playoffs in the same season. That was 1993-94, Robert Parishs final season in Boston and Laker great James Worthys final season in the NBA. NOTES: Lakers team physician Stephen Lombardo examined Bryant, Henry and Young at halftime. Bryant still has pain, swelling and soreness in his knee and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Henry has been given clearance to resume basketball activities on Saturday, and Young got the green light to play Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets -- another of Brooks former clubs. ' ' '
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