Los Angeles Angels' Jefry Marte, right, connects for a home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, center, and umpire Jeff Kellogg look on in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners were dealt another blow to their rotation Friday, as left-hander James Paxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left pectoral muscle.
This was not the news the Mariners and pitcher James Paxton wanted to hear - or were expecting, for that matter. Jean Segura hit his seventh home run of the season and the duo of Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz continued to come through for the Mariners.
For Buddy Kennedy, it was like watching old home videos from Christmas.
Paxton (undisclosed) was removed from Thursday's outing against the Angels with an apparent injury and left the field with the Mariners' training staff, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports. Seattle hadn't played a doubleheader since 2014.
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That was it for the Mariners and after Trout came through Cam Bedrosian pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 5.10 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season.
SEATTLE - As Mike Scioscia always preaches, if the Angels are going to get where they want to go, they need to be more than Mike Trout.
Things went from bad to worse Thursday night for the Mariners as they fell to the LA Angels 6 to 3. They drove in four of the runs.
"We were in control of the game tonight", Mariners manager Scott Servais said. The reigning MVP pulled a 1-1 breaking ball and just kept it fair and clearing the bases. "We want the guys behind him swinging the bat". Instead of a possible inning-ending double play, the winning run scored on the error. He advanced to third on a fly to center by beating Mike Trout's throw, which allowed him to score on Jarrod Dyson's two-out single. They are tied with the Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings in Seattle. It was the seventh time this season that the Angels have won a game after trailing by at least four runs, the most in the majors.
"We were limited", Servais said. "Especially late in the game, we never give in".