16 Sep 2018, 11:00 IST
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seattle assured itself a successful season with one other one-run victory Saturday night time. It is nonetheless holding out hope to perform greater than that.
“It is no one’s objective to have a successful season,” Robinson Cano stated. “The objective is to make the playoffs.”
Cano aided Seattle’s fading postseason aspirations with a three-run double that capped the Mariners’ rally from a four-run deficit in a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
The Mariners are 7 1/2 video games behind Oakland for the ultimate AL wild card with 14 video games to play.
Seattle trailed 4-Zero earlier than Kristopher Negron and Mitch Haniger homered within the fifth inning. Negron added an RBI single within the sixth, then Cano cleared the bases within the eighth to elevate Seattle’s file to 82-66.
The Angels took a 3-Zero lead within the first on back-to-back residence runs from Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. It was the 28th residence run for Trout and the 20th for Ohtani.
Justin Upton added a solo residence run within the fourth and a second solo homer within the ninth to present him 29 on the season.
“He is clearly extra snug within the field,” Angels supervisor Mike Scioscia stated. “He is gone by a stretch for the higher a part of this month the place he was simply having hassle discovering his rhythm and discovering the barrel of the bat on a constant foundation. However tonight he swung the bat like he is able to.”
James Pazos (4-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the victory.
Edwin Diaz allowed Upton’s homer however in any other case closed out the Angels within the ninth for his main league-leading 55th save. Diaz is tied for the third for many saves in a season with Eric Gagne (2003) and John Smoltz (2002).
“Fifty-five saves, wow,” Servais stated. “Hopefully we will preserve that complete going. He likes getting on the market.”
Seattle is 59-Zero when Diaz has a save alternative, a part of why the Mariners are 36-20 in one-run video games.
Along with his 25th residence run, Haniger got here by defensively, saving two runs within the sixth.
First, he threw Trout out on the plate after fielding a sharply hit single from Ohtani. Then he went up in opposition to the wall, making a leaping catch simply over the yellow line to deprive Upton a 3rd residence run.
“I used to be simply hoping it would not carry,” Haniger stated. “Fortunately I camped below it.”
Stated Servais: “He is the actual deal. The whole bundle.”
Andrew Heaney has been the Angels most constant starter this season however struggled with that Saturday. He went 5 innings, permitting eight hits and a stroll.
“Andrew was grinding tonight,” Scioscia stated. “I feel he was working in opposition to himself a bit bit. Did not really feel like he was in sync, had some hassle repeating some pitches. Then he made some good pitches to get out of jams. All in all, I feel he simply wasn’t as crisp tonight as perhaps we have seen.”
Mariners: LHP James Paxton, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 7 due to pneumonia, may rejoin the group within the subsequent few days. Seattle has not scheduled a beginning pitcher for Wednesday in Houston. Servais stated LHP Roenis Elias, who pitched effectively in a spot begin Friday, may additionally begin Wednesday.
Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs has made just one begin since July 31, when he re-injured his strained left abductor, however is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday. Scioscia stated he may return to the rotation subsequent week.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.24) is scheduled to begin the season sequence finale in opposition to the Angels. He’s 3-Zero with a 3.05 ERA in seven profession begins in opposition to the Angels.
Angels: Rookie RHP Jaime Barria (10-9, 3.53) is scheduled to make his 24th begin. Barria, an surprising piece of the Los Angeles rotation, is 1-Three with a 3.80 ERA in 4 begins in opposition to the Mariners.
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