LA Angels 6, Seattle 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 25, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 23517

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 7 0
Seattle 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 22-25 11-10 11-15 W4
Seattle 21-27 9-11 12-16 L2

Recap


Angels 6, Mariners 4:
Howard Kendrick delivered a two-run tiebreaking single in the ninth as visiting Los Angeles rallied for its fourth straight victory.

Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer earlier in the contest as the Angels recovered from a four-run deficit to beat Seattle for the second straight night.

Scott Downs pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Seattle received a homer and four RBIs from Justin Smoak and was three outs away from a victory before closer Brandon League (0-4) melted down in the ninth.

Mark Trumbo singled to start the inning and Alberto Callaspo walked. Erick Aybar laid down a bunt and League fielded but threw wildly to third to allow pinch runner Peter Bourjos to score the tying run.

After an intentional walk to load the bases, Kendrick followed with a blistering hit up the middle to put the Angels ahead.

Jason Isringhausen (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the Angels.

Smoak drove in a first-inning run with a fielder’s choice and singled home a run in third before lining a two-run shot to right off Ervin Santana to give the Mariners a 4-0 lead.

Pujols homered off Blake Beavan in the sixth. John Hester singled and Maicer Izturis walked before Pujols hammered a shot over the right-center field fence for his third homer in four games.

Beavan allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a scoreless eighth.

Santana allowed four runs and four hits in five innings. He walked seven and struck out three.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Smoak had only six RBIs in 21 May games entering Friday’s game. … Pujols has 451 career homers, one behind Carl Yastrzemski for 34th place on the all-time list. … Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager reached base three times on a double and two walks after being 0-for-15 over his previous five games. … Trumbo's ninth-inning single was his first hit in three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Seattle
Ervin Santana Player Blake Beavan
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 3.86
Hitting
LA Angels   Seattle
Howard Kendrick Player Justin Smoak
1 Hits 2
2 RBI 4
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 7 1 10 .212 13 2 5 5 2 0
Seattle 5 1 10 .161 15 5 4 7 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Mariners have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Angels have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .480 after a loss.