Angels let down by bullpen in 3-1 loss to Mariners

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By Mike DiGiovanna

August 31, 2010

Reporting from Seattle

When the Angels traded closer Brian Fuentes to the Minnesota Twins on Friday, Manager Mike Scioscia said he would use a “pyramid” of relievers Kevin Jepsen, Francisco Rodriguez and Jordan Walden in front of setup-man-turned-closer Fernando Rodney.

A pyramid to success, it wasn’t Tuesday night.

The Seattle Mariners scored three runs in the eighth inning off Jepsen and Rodriguez for a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Angels in Safeco Field.

Jepsen walked two and gave up two singles and was charged with three runs, the last of which scored on Josh Wilson’s single off Rodriguez.

“I felt good tonight