Detroit Tigers vs California Angels
July 20, 1989 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 20, 1989 at Anaheim Stadium. The California Angels defeated the Detroit Tigers and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Detroit Tigers 3, California Angels 4

Detroit Tigers ab r h rbi
Pettis cf 5 0 0 0
Moreland 1b 4 0 0 0
Whitaker 2b 4 0 2 0
Trammell ss 4 0 1 0
Jones lf 4 1 1 0
Lemon rf 4 1 2 2
Ward dh 4 0 1 0
Schu 3b 4 1 2 0
Heath c 3 0 1 1
Alexander p 0 0 0 0
Nunez p 0 0 0 0
Henneman p 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 3 10 3
California Angels ab r h rbi
Schofield ss 3 1 0 0
Washington rf 4 2 2 1
Ray 2b 4 1 1 0
Joyner 1b 4 0 3 2
Downing dh 3 0 0 1
White cf 4 0 2 0
Davis lf 3 0 1 0
Parrish c 3 0 0 0
Howell 3b 3 0 0 0
Finley p 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 4 9 4
Detroit 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 0
California 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 0
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Alexander 6.0 7 3 3 4 6
Nunez 2.0 1 0 0 2 0
Henneman L (6-3) 0.2 1 1 1 2 0
Totals 8.2 9 4 4 8 6
California Angels IP H R ER BB SO
Finley W (11-6) 9.0 10 3 3 1 12
Totals 9.0 10 3 3 1 12

E –None. DP –Detroit 1. 2B –Detroit Schu (6,off Finley); Trammell (10,off Finley); Ward (4,off Finley), California Joyner (19,off Alexander). 3B –Detroit Heath (1,off Finley). HR –Detroit Lemon (4,2nd inning off Finley 1 on, 0 out), California Washington (10,3rd inning off Alexander 0 on, 1 out). Team LOB –7. SH –Schofield (9,off Henneman). IBB –Washington (3,by Henneman). Team –10. CS –Lemon (3,2nd base by Finley/Parrish); Washington (4,2nd base by Alexander/Heath); White (9,2nd base by Nunez/Heath). SB –Joyner (2,2nd base off Nunez/Heath). IBB –Henneman (9,Washington). U-HP –Larry Barnett, 1B –Dale Ford, 2B –John Hirschbeck, 3B –Greg Kosc. T –3:04. A –26,854.

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