American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Seattle|
(Saturday, August 24th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Mike Trout mashed a two-run homer, J.B. Shuck
had three hits with a run scored and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim topped
the Seattle Mariners, 5-1, at Safeco Field.
Josh Hamilton continued his hot-hitting on the road, going 2-for-5, as the
Angels posted consecutive wins for the first time since Aug. 9-10. Hamilton is
now riding a 12-game hitting streak away from Anaheim.
Jason Vargas (7-5) held his former team to a run and eight hits over 6 1/3
"Jason did a great job. It was great to see him get into the seventh," said
Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
Vargas' current club handed Erasmo Ramirez his first loss of the season. The
first-inning blast by Trout was among the seven hits given up by Ramirez
(4-1), who matched Vargas with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
It remained a 2-0 game until the seventh, when right fielder Endy Chavez
dropped what would have been the final out. The misplay on Trout's fly ball
enabled Shuck to score.
Lucas Luetge relieved Ramirez and retired Hamilton with two men in scoring
position to end the frame.
After being blanked in Friday's series opener, the Mariners were able to get
on the board in the home seventh. Humberto Quintero and Dustin Ackley opened
the inning with back-to-back singles, with the former scoring on a groundout
by a pinch-hitting Nick Franklin.
Michael Kohn took over on the mound and fanned two around a hit batsman to
shut down the Seattle threat.
"I thought we did a lot of chasing today, breaking balls out of the zone. It's
not a good combination, missing fastballs and chasing breaking balls out of
the zone," said Seattle manager Eric Wedge.
The Angels padded their lead in the eighth, as Kole Calhoun hit an RBI triple
and scored on a Chris Nelson single.
Seattle was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base
... The Angels placed reliever Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list after
he needed to undergo an emergency appendectomy Saturday. Outfielder Collin
Cowgill was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
08/25 02:57:47 ET