King Felix pitches Mariners past Angels 2-1
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Felix Rodriguez pitched eight innings of four-hit ball to win at Angel Stadium for the first time since 2006, and the Seattle Mariners snapped a five-game skid and slowed the Los Angeles Angels' playoff surge with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night.
Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager scored unearned runs for the Mariners, who had lost 18 of their last 21 games at Angel Stadium before Hernandez (14-11) outdueled Ervin Santana and silenced the Angels' improved lineup for his sixth victory in eight starts.
Alberto Callaspo drove in an unearned run for the Angels, who committed four errors and dropped 312 games behind Texas in the AL West standings. The loss was just the Angels' second at home since Aug. 17.