LA Angels 4, Seattle 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 37916

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1
LA Angels 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 72-83 38-40 34-43 L3
LA Angels 86-69 46-34 40-35 W5

Recap


Angels 4, Mariners 3:
Torii Hunter lined a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as host Los Angeles remained two games behind the Oakland Athletics for the American League’s second wild-card spot.

Pinch hitter Maicer Izturis led off the ninth with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch by Stephen Pryor (3-1) and was sacrificed to third by Peter Bourjos. Mike Trout was walked intentionally before Hunter delivered the decisive single to center field.

Erick Abyar’s two-run double in the second gave Los Angeles an early lead before Seattle tied the score in the third on a run-scoring single by Brendan Ryan and a sacrifice fly by Franklin Gutierrez.

Justin Smoak gave Seattle a 3-2 lead in the fourth with his third homer in two nights. The Angels tied the contest in the seventh on Hunter’s RBI single over the head of Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley.

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine in six innings and gave up two runs and five hits. Angels starter C.J. Wilson allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Ernesto Frieri (4-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for Los Angeles.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols struck out three times and is homerless over his last 11 games. … Smoak is batting .450 with five homers over his last 11 contests. … Angels RHP Jason Isringhausen indicated he’s leaning toward retiring after the season. The 40-year-old Isringhausen is tied for 22nd in major-league history with 300 saves.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   LA Angels
Felix Hernandez Player C.J. Wilson
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.1
9 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 5.06
Hitting
Seattle   LA Angels
Brendan Ryan Player Erick Aybar
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 5 1 9 .172 10 6 3 4 0 1
LA Angels 10 0 11 .303 11 9 4 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Angels have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .551 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Mariners have a W/L % of .466 after a win and .463 after a loss.