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SEATTLE (AP) -- Kendrys Morales had three hits, including a home run, scored twice and drove in two runs to help the Los Angeles Angels complete their first four-game road sweep of the Seattle Mariners in 27 years with a 4-2 victory Sunday.
C.J. Wilson (6-4) earned the win, allowing two hits and one run before leaving after six innings with a blister on his left hand.
Jordan Walden, Ernesto Frieri and Scott Downs covered for him over the final three innings. Downs picked up his fifth save.
The Angels have won season-high six straight games, the longest current streak in the majors. They last swept the Mariners in four games here from April 25-28, 1985.
Morales and Mark Trumbo each hit solo home runs off Mariners starter Hector Noesi (2-6).
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The closer role is the ultimate reminder that the game of baseball is a mental game unlike any other.
When things are going right, there’s nothing quite like the look of confidence and pure focus on the face of your team’s closer.
Even the fans in the stadium have a confidence about them, singing along and dancing to his song of choice almost knowing that...
SEATTLE If the Angels have proved one indisputable fact on their road trip, it's this: Even if a newly revived Albert Pujols eventually turns them into an offensive machine, it's their starting pitching that will carry them.
Obvious but true.
Good teams rely on pitching. Great teams usually have reliable starters who help their teams survive extended hitting slumps.
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Ryan's spinning throw
Torii Hunter has returned to the Los Angeles Angels after a two-week absence to deal with his teenage son's arrest.
The veteran outfielder didn't come off the Angels' restricted list Monday before they opened a three-game series with the New York Yankees, but Hunter thinks he'll be ready to play soon.
Hunter left the Angels on May 14 after 17-year-old Darius McClinton...
SEATTLE There is no way to explain what's happening, and maybe it's best to keep it that way. Whatever the Angels are doing, they'd like to just keep it going.
Their success the past five games and really, for most of their current road trip is a confluence of happy occurrences: hitting, pitching, relief pitching, even luck.
It's all coming together, and because...
Torii Hunter was blindsided by the news his teenage son had been arrested. On the flight back home to Texas two weeks ago, he went through a litany of emotions: confusion, guilt, fear.
The Los Angeles Angels' right fielder and clubhouse leader had to be a dad, shelving his high-paying job on the West Coast for more important duties. He's ready to return to baseball, but...
Angel ace Jered Weaver came out of Monday's game after 12 pitches, injuring his lower back while throwing a first-inning strike to New York Yankees cleanup hitter Robinson Cano.
After delivering a 1-0 pitch, Weaver leaped off the mound in pain. Manager Mike Scioscia and a trainer ran out to Weaver, who tried to talk them into leaving him in the game.
But after tossing a warmup...
Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has left his start against the Yankees in the first inning after injuring himself while pitching.
Weaver gave up two hits and a run Monday night before pulling up awkwardly after throwing a pitch to Robinson Cano. Weaver attempted to throw a warmup pitch before struggling again, and he went to the Angels' clubhouse with their training staff...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a home run in his third straight game and pinch hitter Alberto Callaspo came through with a grand slam in the sixth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
Callaspo's slam came against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez (4-4) and was the first pinch grand slam for the Angels since Shane Halter hit...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Trumbo hit a game-ending homer to left, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Jered Weaver's first-inning injury exit for their seventh consecutive victory, a wild 9-8 win over the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Trumbo doubled and tripled before launching the final pitch from Cory Wade (0-1) into the stands.
Howie Kendrick and Kendrys Morales drove...
Just think this time last week we had come together to bury the Angels for the 2012 season. What a difference a week and a five game winning streak makes. All of a sudden there is hope when there was none. Excitement has replaced malaise. Uncertainty has given way to confidence and, dare I say, swagger. Maybe this year might be something magical after all.Angels 5 Mariners 3Game...
Game 1: Tonight @ 9:05 PM - TV: YES/MLBN - Radio: WCBS
RHP Phil Hughes (4-5, 4.94) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (6-1, 2.61)
Game 2: Tuesday @ 10:05 PM - TV: YES - Radio: WCBS
LHP Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.53) vs. RHP Dan Haren (2-5, 3.76)
Game 3: Wednesday @ 10:05 PM - TV: YES/ESPN2 - Radio: WCBS
RHP Ivan Nova (4-2, 5.69) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (2-6, 4.22)
In which we get happy about the Angels six-game winning streak, Scioscia learning to use the bullpen and the impending return of Torii Hunter.
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