DETROIT -- The key to a good game is a strong offense, pitching and defense. However, it seemed like the Tigers forgot the last part, committing six errors in a 14-8 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Detroit's six errors were its most since Sept. 11, 1982, against the Red Sox in a 13-3 loss, and the most in the Major Leagues since the Pirates committed seven errors against the Cubs Sept. 7, 2012.
The Tigers entered Tuesday's game against the Angels with the fourth-best fielding percentage in the Major Leagues, with 29 errors in 2,751 chances.
Detroit committed two errors in the Halos' eight-run fifth inning -- a throwing error by Torii Hunter that skipped past catcher Bryan Holaday at the plate, and an errant pickoff throw by Evan Reed that allowed a run to score.
In the sixth, Reed missed first base covering after Prince Fielder flipped the ball to him on a grounder. The next inning, Holaday made an errant throw to center field trying to toss out Erick Aybar, who was stealing second base.
Miguel Cabrera made two throwing errors on ground balls in the eighth inning to raise the total to six.
Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.