ANAHEIM, CA – Joel Pineiro pitched into the eighth inning and Fernando Rodney got the save against his former team, closing out the Los Angeles Angels' 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers
on Monday night.
The Angels won their fourth straight after beginning the season 2-6.
Pineiro (2-1) allowed nine hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked none.
The right-hander started two inning-ending double plays - one on a line drive by Alexei Avila that trapped Brandon Inge off first base in the second, the other on a comebacker by Miguel Cabrera in the sixth.
Dontrelle Willis (0-1) allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings and struck out two.