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Published: Saturday, 5/1/2010

Damon connects for 1st homer as Tiger lifts Detroit


DETROIT — Johnny Damon's first home run in a Detroit uniform came in the ninth inning Saturday and gave the Tigers a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Damon's one-out shot came on a 2-0 pitch from Scot Shields (0-1), who came in to start the ninth inning. Shields retired Austin Jackson before Damon homered to right field.

Damon finished with three hits for the Tigers, while Ryan Perry (1-1) retired the final two batters in the top of the ninth to earn the win.

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