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Angels take hot streak into humid Detroit

July 28, 2011 |  9:19 am

Angels-logo_205 Lost in the hoopla of Ervin Santana's no-hitter in Cleveland was the fact that the victory left the Angels with the best record in baseball since June 13 and lifted them a season-best nine games over .500. It also gave them a league-leading 25 come-from-behind victories and, by taking two of three from the Indians, the Angels have now won 10 of their last 11 series.

The Angels hope to keep that string of success going Thursday in the humidity of Detroit, where they meet the Tigers in an afternoon game. Right-hander Joel Pineiro, who has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 10 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, will be on the mound.

The lineups follow the jump.


SS -- Erick Aybar
RF -- Torii Hunter
DH -- Bobby Abreu
LF -- Vernon Wells
3B -- Alberto Callaspo
2B -- Howie Kendrick
1B -- Mark Trumbo
CF -- Peter Bourjos
C -- Jeff Mathis
P -- Joel Pineiro

Detroit Tigers

CF -- Austin Jackson
LF -- Brennan Boesch
DH -- Magglio Ordonez
1B -- Miguel Cabrera
C -- Victor Martinez
SS -- Jhonny Peralta
2B -- Carlos Guillen
RF -- Andy Dirks
3B -- Don Kelly
P -- Brad Penny


Graphic: Ervin Santana throws no-hitter for Angels

Video: Angels' Ervin Santana talks about his no-hitter

Video: Angels' Peter Boujos on Ervin Santana's no-hitter

Ervin Santana's no-hitter should spark well-deserved interest in Angels

-- Kevin Baxter in Detroit