Mariners Overcome Ohtani’s 4 Hits, Sweep Angels 11–7

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ANAHEIM—Cal Raleigh homered twice, Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker each deed a two-run shot, and the Seattle Mariners overcame Shohei Ohtani’s four-hit show to implicit a three-game expanse of the Los Angeles Angels with an 11–7 triumph Wednesday, August 17.

Raleigh had the archetypal multi-homer crippled of his vocation with a solo changeable successful the 5th inning and a two-run homer successful the ninth for the Mariners, who moved into the apical AL wild-card slot portion scoring 25 runs successful 3 consecutive wins astatine the Big A.

Ohtani deed a two-run homer successful the ninth inning aft getting an RBI triple and 2 singles earlier successful his latest outstanding time astatine the plate.

The AL MVP’s 27th homer of the play gave him 4 RBIs successful this crippled and 7 hits successful the past two–both blowout losses for the Angels.

Epoch Times Photo Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, hits an RBI azygous arsenic to Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh, left, works down the sheet during the 5th inning of a shot crippled successful Anaheim, Aug. 17, 2022. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Carlos Santana had a two-run azygous during the Mariners’ four-run 3rd inning, and George Kirby (5–3) pitched six-hit shot into the sixth portion getting ample tally enactment successful his 3rd consecutive victory.

Luis Rengifo added an RBI treble earlier leaving with debased backmost tightness for the Angels, who had won 5 of six until getting flattened successful the way of Seattle’s propulsion toward a playoff spot.

Seattle has the majors’ longest postseason drought astatine 20 years, portion the Angels’ existent seven-year drought–tied with Detroit–will go the longest successful the athletics if the Mariners and Philadelphia enactment connected way to scope the postseason this October.

Los Angeles got bully quality earlier the crippled erstwhile Mike Trout said helium plans to instrumentality this play from a five-week wounded absence, but the long-struggling nine ended the time by getting swept successful a bid for the archetypal clip since the All-Star break.

After spot starter Touki Toussaint (1–1) opened with 2 scoreless innings for the Angels, six Mariners reached basal against him successful the third. Mitch Haniger had an RBI azygous and J.P. Crawford drew a bases-loaded locomotion earlier Santana chased Toussaint.

Suárez deed his 20th homer and Raleigh followed with his 17th against Mike Mayers. Winker added his two-run changeable successful the sixth.

Rengifo followed Ohtani’s RBI azygous with a run-scoring treble successful the fifth. Ohtani past tripled successful the seventh and scored connected Taylor Ward’s flyout.

Trainer’s Room

Angels: Rengifo didn’t instrumentality to the tract successful the eighth aft grounding retired successful the seventh. He has been the Angels’ champion hitter for astir of the summer, getting a deed successful 41 of his past 47 games.

Trout intends to instrumentality to the lineup Friday successful Detroit.

The three-time AL MVP has missed 30 games since July 12 with an wounded to his precocious backmost and ribcage, but helium was determined not to person an aboriginal extremity to his 2nd consecutive play aft playing successful lone 36 games past year.

The Halos apt volition person to merchandise a subordinate to enactment Trout backmost connected the roster.

Up Next

Mariners: After a time off, Marco Gonzales (7–12, 4.18 ERA) takes the mound astatine Oakland connected Friday to unfastened a three-game play series.

Angels: After a time off, hard-luck left-hander Patrick Sandoval (3–8, 3.42 ERA) takes the mound astatine Detroit connected Friday to unfastened a 10-game trip.

The Associated Press