Scherzer, Tigers end 10-game skid against Angels

DETROIT (AP) Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers finally managed to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 on Saturday.

Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels and hadn’t beaten them since Aug. 26, 2012. The Tigers snapped that skid behind a sharp outing by Scherzer and home runs from Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez.

Albert Pujols hit his 498th homer, connecting for a solo shot in the ninth.

Scherzer (1-1) allowed a run and three hits with two walks. The AL Cy Young winner earned his first victory of the season, striking out Mike Trout three times and Pujols twice.

C.J. Wilson (2-2) gave up three earned runs in five innings.

J.B. Shuck led off the game with a homer, but that was all the scoring for the Angels until Pujols homered for the second straight day, hitting his sixth shot of the season.