American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Seattle|
(Monday, October 1st)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Seattle 4
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with three RBI and
finished a home run shy of the cycle as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
toppled the Seattle Mariners, 8-4, in the opener of the season-ending three-
game series at Safeco Field.
Trout added two runs scored, Howie Kendrick had four hits and a pair of RBI,
and Torii Hunter, Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo all knocked in runs for the
Angels, who were eliminated from wild card contention after the Oakland A's
topped the Texas Rangers on Monday.
"We played our butts off and did what we had to do, we fought and still
couldn't get in there, we had other teams playing better. It's a
disappointing season for fans, for players, coaching staff, everybody. What
we're going to do is regroup and come back next year ready to go and hopefully
I'm a part of it," Hunter said.
C.J. Wilson (13-10) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits with seven
strikeouts and five walks to snap a three-start winless run.
Casper Wells had two hits, including a solo home run, while Justin Smoak and
Trayvon Robinson added an RBI apiece for the Mariners, who have lost seven of
their last eight games.
Felix Hernandez (13-9) concluded his season on a sour note, matching a season-
high with seven runs allowed on 12 hits and three walks with seven strikeouts
over 5 1/3 innings. The former Cy Young winner has not won since Aug. 27.
"Another fantastic year by Felix," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.
The Angels jumped on top with three runs in the first inning. Trout led off
the game with a double and came around to score on a two-bagger by Pujols.
After Alberto Callaspo walked two batters later, Trumbo ripped an RBI single
up the middle. Kendrick then capped the inning with a run-scoring single into
The Mariners got a run back in the home first when Wells blasted a solo shot
over the wall in left field.
Maicer Izturis ripped a one-out single in the Los Angeles fourth and Chris
Iannetta followed with a walk before Trout poked a single back up the middle,
plating Izturis for a 4-1 lead.
The Angels added three more runs in the sixth inning. Kendrick singled to
start things and Izturis followed with a base hit. Trout then drove one into
the left-center field gap for a two-run triple and Hunter knocked a ground
ball through a drawn-in infield to score Trout for a six-run cushion.
The M's got three runs back in the seventh to cut the deficit to 7-4. Wells
began the inning with a ground-rule double over the wall in left-center field
and Jesus Montero singled two batters later.
Garrett Richards replaced Wilson and allowed an RBI double to Smoak. After
Michael Saunders flied out, Miguel Olivo reached base on an error by Kendrick,
which allowed Montero to cross the plate and Robinson followed with a
run-scoring single into left field.
An RBI double into the right-field corner by Kendrick in the ninth capped the
Los Angeles missed the postseason for the third consecutive season ... Hunter
left the game in the seventh inning due to light-headedness ... The Angels are
8-1 in their last nine games in Seattle and are 75-37 against the M's since
the 2007 season ... Seattle went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and
left 11 on base.
10/02 03:21:52 ET