Tigers routed by the Angels
DETROIT -- The word from out west was that the Los Angeles Angels' hitters have been annihilating the baseball. They continued to do so in the opener of a three-game series in front of 28,435 at Comerica Park on Friday night. They drilled three homers -- two by second baseman Howie Kendrick -- among their 10 extra-base hits. In the process, they ruined Drew Smyly's first start of the season and handed Brad Ausmus his first lopsided loss at home as manager. The Angels won, 11-6, in a game they led 11-1 at the seventh-inning stretch. Two trends continued: -- The Angels have won 10 straight from the Tigers, a streak in which they've outscored Detroit, 69-28. -- The Tigers are 7-6 this ...