Angels Rough Up Kikuchi, Win 9-3
For Mariner fans, Sunday will be remembered as the day Edgar Martínez entered the Hall of Fame.
For the players, Sunday will be a reminder of a suffering offense and subpar pitching.
The Seattle offense was blanked for the first six innings. When they finally got a run on the board in the 7th, the M’s were already down 8-1.
M’s starter Yusei Kikuchi never found a real rhythm and gave up nine hits, seven earned runs and two home runs in five innings.
Seattle tacked on two more runs in the 9th, but it was too little too late.
The Angels won on Sunday 9-3, which gave them the 3-game series win 2-1 and the season series lead at 10-9.
Winning Pitcher, (2-0) Dillon Peters: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB
Losing Pitcher, (4-7) Yusei Kikuchi: 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
Next up, the Mariners welcome the Texas Rangers to Seattle. Pregame coverage starts Monday at 6 p.m. on 102.9/750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 2nd … Albert Pujols Home Run, 1-0 Angels
Top 4th … Brian Goodwin 2-Run Home Run, 3-0 Angels
Top 4th … Luis Rengifo RBI Triple, 4-0 Angels
Top 4th … David Fletcher RBI Infield Single, 5-0 Angels
Top 5th … Justin Upton RBI Double, 6-0 Angels
Top 7th … Mike Trout Home Run, 8-0 Angels
Bottom 7th … Mallex Smith RBI Double, 8-1 Angels
Bottom 9th … Domingo Santana RBI Single, 9-2 Angels
Bottom 9th … Dylan Moore Scores on Wild Pitch, 9-3 Angels
Final Call, Angels win 9-3
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