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              === Early burst of offense sends Halos past M's ===
 
 Anaheim,  CA (Sports Network) - Grant Green stroked a three-run double as part
 of a four-run second inning, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim held off the
 Seattle  Mariners, 6-5,  on Saturday in the middle portion of a three-game set
 at Angel Stadium.
 
 Collin  Cowgill clubbed  a solo  homer and  scored three  times, while  Andrew
 Romine  added  an RBI for the  Angels, who have  won three straight and six of
 their last seven games.
 
 Jerome  Williams (9-10) held Seattle to one run on five hits and as many walks
 while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win.
 
 Ernesto  Frieri secured his  36th save of the season, despite giving up a solo
 shot to Raul Ibanez in the ninth.
 
 Joe  Saunders (11-16)  was tagged  for all  six runs  on six  hits over  seven
 innings to absorb the loss.
 
 "Joe  threw  the ball well," Mariners  manager Eric Wedge said of his starter.
 "He had a rough inning and walked a couple, but he came back strong."
 
 Nick  Franklin collected  two hits and scored twice for the Mariners, who have
 lost three straight and six of their last seven games.
 
 LA  jumped  on Saunders in  the second, as  Mark Trumbo walked, Chris Iannetta
 singled  and Cowgill earned  a free pass before Green cleared the bases with a
 double to left to give the Angels a 3-0 lead.
 
 After  moving  to third  on a wild  pitch, Green scored  on Romine's single to
 right to make it 4-0.
 
 Seattle  got  a run back in  the third on Kyle Seager's run-scoring groundout,
 but Cowgill homered with one-out in the fourth to restore LA's four-run lead.
 
 After  Abraham  Almonte scored on  a balk in the  seventh, Cowgill led off the
 home half with a triple and stole home two batters later to make it 6-2.
 
 "It was a squeeze," Cowgill said. "It was my job to get a good break. Saunders
 might have rushed a little bit, but we got the run."
 
 The  Mariners moved  within two runs in  the eighth, as Dustin Ackley capped a
 string  of three  straight  singles with  an  RBI base  hit  to left.  Almonte
 followed with a sacrifice fly to left to make it 6-4.
 
 Ibanez  homered  with one out  in the ninth, but  Frieri retired the final two
 Mariners in order to end the game.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Saunders  has  lost his  last three  starts ...  Williams collected his fourth
 straight  win  ... Seattle went 2-for-10  with runners in scoring position and
 left 11 runners on base.
 
 
 09/22 00:46:38 ET