July 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Friday's Tigers-Angels live tweets: Detroit falls 2-1 as Los Angeles evens series

Tigers at Angels

When: 10:05 p.m. Friday

Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Calif.)

TV/radio: FSD/97.1

Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

Quick hits

Here’s what you need to know:

■ The Tigers beat the Angels, 6-4, in the first game of the series Thursday night, as Max Scherzer picked up his 12th win.

■ Drew Smyly, Friday’s Tigers starter, is going for his third straight win. This is his second career appearance at Angel Stadium. He pitched 523 relief innings here in April 2013, striking out seven and allowing four hits.

■ The Tigers’ Austin Jackson has had multiple hits in seven straight games, tied with Ian Kinsler for the longest such streak by a Tiger this season.

■ Torii Hunter leads the major leagues with 22 runs batted in so far this month.

News bulletin

Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:

■ Newest Tiger Joakim Soria insists he isn't picky about his role

■ Joakim Soria came to Tigers with strong character references

■ Tigers' Austin Jackson has stepped it up -- by leaps and bounds

Tigers take Game 1 in battle of AL heavyweights

■ It's still up to Brad Ausmus to figure out Tigers' new bullpen mix

Tigers lineup

1. Austin Jackson (R) CF

2. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B

4. Victor Martinez (S) DH

5. J.D. Martinez (R) LF

6. Torii Hunter (R) RF

7. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B

8. Alex Avila (L) C

9. Eugenio Suarez (R) SS

SP: LH Drew Smyly (6-8, 3.80)

Angels lineup

1. Kole Calhoun (L) RF

2. Mike Trout (R) CF

3. Albert Pujols (R) 1B

4. Josh Hamilton (L) LF

5. Howie Kendrick (R) 2B

6. Erick Aybar (S) SS

7. David Freese (R) 3B

8. C.J. Cron (R) DH

9. Chris Iannetta (R) C

SP: LH Tyler Skaggs (5-5, 4.65)

Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly failed to win his third straight despite striking out 11 batters Friday. / Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News