Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 7, Seattle 5
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Erick Aybar went 3-for-5 with a three-run
home run as the LA Angels of Anaheim grabbed a 7-5 win over the Seattle
Mariners in the finale of a four-game set.
Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with three runs scored while Mike Trout was 3-for-3
with a pair of RBI for the Angels, who earned a split of this series with the
win. Matt Shoemaker (3-1) gave up three runs on four hits with six strikeouts
over 5 1/3 innings.
"I got a couple of good pitches to hit tonight, got some knocks, got on base
and scored some runs," Calhoun said.
Michael Saunders hit a two-run home run and drove in three and Kyle Seager
added a two-run home run for the Mariners, who have lost four of their last
six games. Brandon Maurer (1-4) was touched for five runs on six hits with
four walks in just four innings of work.
The Angels plated a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly from Trout and
added to their lead in the fourth.
With one out, C.J. Cron tripled and later came home on a Grant Green single.
Calhoun then walked and Aybar's homer to right-center made it a 5-0 game.
"I thought (Maurer) was going to put together a good game early on but that
fourth inning got him," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of his starter.
"We battled back, just not enough."
Seattle cut into its deficit in the fourth as James Jones led off the inning
with a double and Saunders smacked his third homer of the year, a shot to
right, to make it a 5-2 game.
The Angels, though, got a run back in the sixth on Trout's RBI single that
brought home Calhoun, who had hit a ground-rule double with one out.
Saunders brought home another run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly for a 6-3
John McDonald's RBI single in the ninth scored Cron, who had doubled with one
Fernando Salas came on in the ninth to close the game, but got in trouble as
he walked Saunders and, two batters later, served up a homer to Seager to make
it a two-run game.
Ernesto Frieri then took the mound and retired the next two batters for his
eighth save of the season.
The Mariners face Detroit for three games starting on Friday ... The Angels
begin a three-game series in Oakland on Friday ... Seattle batted 5-for-18
with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.
05/30 03:00:12 ET
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