Seattle 2, LA Angels 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 20584

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 71-63 36-29 35-34 L1
Seattle 65-70 34-32 31-38 W1

Recap

Mariners 2, Angels 1: Hisashi Iwakuma tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and Jesus Montero and Carlos Peguero belted solo homers as Seattle snapped its seven-game home losing skid to Los Angeles.

Jered Weaver's third loss in five outings prevented him from joining Tampa Bay's David Price, Washington's Gio Gonzalez, Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey with a majors-leading 17 wins. Weaver (16-4) permitted two runs on eight hits and walked four in 5 1/3 innings.

The setback also snapped the Angels' winning streak at five contests. Los Angeles fell 3 1/2 games in back of Baltimore for the second wild-card spot. The Orioles recorded an 8-3 triumph over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

Iwakuma (6-3) posted his fourth consecutive victory - and second versus the Angels - after scattering five hits and striking out seven. The 31-year-old Japan native started the winning streak with a solid seven-inning outing versus Los Angeles on Aug. 11.

Josh Kinney retired both batters he faced to strand runners in scoring position in the eighth inning. Tom Wilhelmsen permitted a two-out RBI single to Howie Kendrick in the ninth before securing his 22nd save.

Montero opened the scoring in the fourth inning after depositing an inside fastball from Weaver into the Mariners' bullpen past the left-center field wall. The blast was Montero's 15th, tying him with Kyle Seager for the team lead. Montero, who went 2-for-3, improved to 5-for-8 with four homers in his career versus Weaver.

Peguero doubled the advantage after leading off the fifth inning with a towering blast to right field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After yielding a career-high four walks in his last outing, Iwakuma did not issue a free pass on Sunday. ... Los Angeles' Torii Hunter was on a tear upon entering the game. After riding an impressive 13-for-17 stretch in his previous four contests, Hunter went 0-for-4 on Sunday. ... The Angels have won eight of 13 outings between the AL West rivals. ... Los Angeles will travel to Oakland to begin a three-game series with the Athletics on Monday. ... Seattle will host slumping Boston for a three-game set, which begins on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Seattle
Jered Weaver Player Hisashi Iwakuma
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.1
3 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 5
3.38 ERA 0.00
Hitting
LA Angels   Seattle
Chris Iannetta Player Carlos Peguero
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 6 0 8 .182 14 8 1 1 2 0
Seattle 9 2 15 .310 13 6 2 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Boston. The Mariners have a W/L % of .477 after a win and .486 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .548 after a loss.