Thursday, August 30, 2007

Angels Sweep Away Mariners

While I was watching the Dodgers sweep the Nationals to record their fourth straight win, the Los Angeles/Anaheim Angels were once again ready to take care of business against Ichiro, "King" Felix Hernandez and the rest of their Mariner buddies at Safeco Field. The Mariners went into the series with high hopes as they only trailed the Angels by two games in the American League West race as it started Monday night... They went into Wednesday's game four back, with a pitching staff reeling from the 16 runs the Angels had put up in the first two games of the series. Unfortunately for the Mariners, the Angel scoring barrage would continue Wednesday afternoon.

The red-hot Garret Anderson continued his recent assault on anyone wearing an opposing uniform, going 4-for-5, including driving in his 16th run in his past nine games with a run scoring single in the first. Vladimir Guerrero slugged his 22nd home run of the year as the Angels pounded King Felix for 13 hits and six earned runs in seven plus innings. The Angels would tack on two more runs in the ninth for an easy 8-2 win. Jered Weaver went eight innings for the first time in his career to secure his 10th win of the year, allowing only one earned run and scattering seven hits, walking none and striking out five. With the sweep, the Angels are now five games in front of Seattle in the American League West race. They now come home to begin a three game series against the Texas Rangers starting tomorrow night. Joe Saunders takes the mound for the Halos, while Vicente Padilla is scheduled to go for the visitors.


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