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Even Verlander can't buy a win; Angels 4, Tigers 2

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Final - 8.6.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Angels 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
Detroit Tigers 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
WP: Jered Weaver (11 - 7)
SV: Brian Fuentes (21)
LP: Justin Verlander (12 - 7)

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Et tu, Verle?

OK, we shouldn't be too surprised by the fact Justin Verlander failed to pick up a win. He has just one in five starts since the All-Star Break. With an offense like the one the Tigers sport, that's really no surprise.

He hasn't given up more than three earned runs in a game since June -- until tonight anyway -- but his team is incapable of scoring more than a handful for him.

That happened again Friday.

The good news is, Brennan Boesch made a few appearances in the ledger for doing good things. Like his home run, for instance. He pulled it along the right field line in his second at bat, then later singled to right in his third. This must have calmed his mind some, because he made a terrific diving catch in the outfield as well. In short, Boesch was everything we came to expect of him in June.

Unfortunately Boesch was half the Tigers' total hits for the day off Jered Weaver. So there's really not much positive to say beyond that.

Of interesting note: Torii Hunter entertained the fans by getting mad at the umpire after a questionable strike three call. No doubt he bumped him. Whether it was on purpose or not, it's hard to say. Before heading to the clubhouse after his ejection, he tossed a bag of balls onto the field.

Normally that wouldn't make a recap, but it was certainly a highlight of the game.

Detroit is now a season-high three games under .500.