Angels continue to roll, top Mariners at home
The Los Angeles
Los Angeles, which moved back to a season-best 28 games over .500 (83-55), will face Texas seven times down the stretch, which suits Weaver (15-5) just fine.
“It’s a good thing for us,” said Weaver, who never allowed the
Weaver added to his career-best victory total with another outstanding start just when the
“We swung the bats,” Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu said. “I mean, to come into this series and say we were going to score the first four runs on all solo home runs, I wouldn’t have believed it. But we just couldn’t get anybody on before we got the big hit, and we just couldn’t manufacture runs.”
They also couldn’t repeat their success against Fuentes, who gave up
“It’s nice to come out and be successful after you haven’t been,” Fuentes said. “But I’ve already washed that one out.”
Suzuki went 1 for 5 with a third-inning single, moving within four hits of his ninth consecutive 200-hit season. The Japanese star is in a 1-for-13 slump, however.
Snell shut out the
“I just told Johjima (after the first inning), ‘Let’s mix the pitches and stop throwing fastballs on the first pitch, because they seem like a very aggressive team,”‘ Snell said. “I just wanted to go at least six, but that team is a very disciplined hitting team. I mean, look at their lineup. There’s probably one guy in their lineup tonight that wasn’t hitting .290.”
Rivera connected in the eighth inning for his 22nd homer, albeit his first in September. The homer was the
Lopez had three hits in his fourth straight multihit game, improving to 9 for 17 in that stretch. …