09/26 18:47 CDT Ohtani not enough, Mariners send Angels to losing season
Ohtani not enough, Mariners send Angels to losing season
By DOUG PADILLA
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) --- Shohei Ohtani wasn't enough to keep the Los Angeles
Angeles from their sixth straight losing season.
Ohtani allowed Jarred Kelenic's tying home run in the seventh inning, and Mitch
Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the bullpen that
lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Angels 4-1 Sunday.
Ohtani gave up one run and five hits in seven innings with 10 strikeouts and no
walks. He remained 9-2 and lowered his ERA to 3.18 with 156 strikeouts and 44
walks in 130 1/3 innings. Ohtani reached double-digit strikeouts for the fourth
time this season and second start in a row. If he makes another start, it would
also be against the Angels.
He was 1 for 3 at the plate and is hitting .258 with 98 RBIs and 45 homers, one
behind co-leaders Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero and Kansas City's Salvador Perez.
He has just one home run since Sept. 10.
Seattle has won seven of eigh and will enter the final week two games back for
the AL's second wild card with six games remaining. Toronto is also a game in
front of the Mariners.
Los Angeles is 75-82 and has not had a winning season since going 85-77 in 2015.
Marco Gonzales (10-5) gave up one run on three hits over seven innings,
improving to 7-0 in his last nine starts. Kurt Suzuki homered in the second,
his 14th this season.
Kelenic homered on a slider from Ohtani, who had escaped two-on trouble in the
fifth and sixth innings.
Crawford doubled in the eighth and Kyle Seager singled against Jose Quijada
(0-2). Haniger's RBI single came against Austin Warren, and Jake Fraley added a
Seattle finished with three games at home against wild-card contending Oakland
and then three against the Angels.
Angels: RHP Jaime Barria was placed on the 10-day injured list with a
right-shoulder impingement. He ended his season with a 2-4 record and a 4.61
ERA in 11 starts and two relief appearances. The club recalled RHP Sam Selman
from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen (13-6, 3.56 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday.
Angels: LHP Packy Naughton (0-3, 5.23 ERA) tries for his first major league
victory as he makes his fifth start Monday at Texas.
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