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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jesus Montero homered twice off major league ERA leader Jered Weaver, and Jason Vargas outpitched his former Long Beach State teammate to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 win Sunday over the Los Angeles Angels.
Weaver (15-2) had won nine straight outings. He fell one shy of Chuck Finley's 1997 franchise record for consecutive starts won.
Vargas (13-8) allowed a run and seven hits over 8 1-3 innings. The left-hander gave up a one-out triple in the ninth by Howie Kendrick before Tom Wilhelmsen came in and got the final two outs for his 16th save in 18 chances.
Weaver was 6-0 with a 2.23 ERA and 26 strikeouts in six starts during July, but Vargas beat him out for AL pitcher of the month honors with a 5-0 record, a 1.64 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his six starts.
Weaver and Vargas, both of whom were drafted in 2004, started against each other two other times in the majors -- both last season. Vargas won the first matchup 3-0 at Seattle, and neither pitcher go...
BEST OF MAXIM
Montero Mash x2
Oh how sweet it is to beat the Angels in Anaheim. Especially off of their pride and joy Jarred Weaver.
Jesus Montero went yard not once, but twice, in the 2nd, and 6th innings respectively against Weaver.
For the Mariners slugger, it was homeruns number 11 and 12 on the year.
Even with Hector Noesi exiled to Tacoma, the Mariners are looking like the winners in the...
Shortstop Nick FranklinPhoto Credit: Seattlepi.com
It’s that time of year again. The season is winding down and once again the M’s are out of contention. But this is never a boring time of the year. As a matter of fact, quite the opposite.
Now, we get to speculate and evaluate how the club’s top prospects are doing and who may get a September call-up to get his first taste...
ANAHEIM, Calif. Closed-door meetings tend to have little impact on players, but if the one Angels manager Mike Scioscia called Sunday afternoon doesn't help, it's doubtful anything will.
Scioscia's message: It's not over yet.
Although he wouldn't talk specifics, it was clear that's what Scioscia told his players in the wake of a 4-1 loss to the Seattle...
We’re hitting the EX files today for the WAG well actually not quite. Today it’s the beautiful Dominique Piek the ex of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson but she is still a WAG just for the entertainment industry now as she’s been dating Chris Pine. There’s not much to say as most guys have seen her in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.
The Los Angeles Angels' downward spiral that began with two blown leads on a late night in Texas has picked up speed. The Angels have now lost nine of 12 in August beginning with the second game of a four-game series in Texas in which they held leads in the ninth and 10th innings, only to lose. With Monday's 6-2 setback against the Cleveland Indians, the Angels are eight...
Mike Trout seems to steal the show even when the Los Angeles Angels lose.
The rookie center fielder robbed Miguel Olivo of a two-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday night, but all that did was prevent the Seattle Mariners from increasing an early six-run lead they built against Dan Haren. Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer in the bottom half and Kendrys Morales added a solo shot...
I know that I'm supposed to be an objective reporter of the games I cover. I'm supposed to assess the situation rationally and try to take the fanatic aspect of my recaps. SCREW THAT...I'm freaking out over here. What the hell is going on with this team? Can someone please explain how a collection of highly paid ballplayers can deliver such a heaping pile of dung on...
Justin Masterson pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians bounced back from their most lopsided loss of the season to beat the sputtering Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Monday night in the opener of a 10-game road trip.
Brent Lillibridge homered off All-Star lefty C.J. Wilson (9-9), who dropped his fifth straight decision.
Albert Pujols hit his 25th homer...
A couple years back we experienced the year of the pitcher. 2012 appears to be the year of the phenom. Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and now Manny Machado have all burst onto the big league scene at incredibly young ages and made an impact. While it's impossible to say that the next prospects in line will have Trout-like impacts, there are other exciting prospects that we could be...
Who’s hot, who’s not?
The Seattle Mariners continued their streaky ways last week, going 2-4 on the backside of their road trip. The good news is that those 2 wins came against the Angels…IN Anaheim. The Mariners scored 26 runs over the course of the week while their opponents put up 31 on them.
The Mariners are 45-19 when they score 4+ runs. They achieved the 4 run mark 4...
After a hot July, the MLB season has now gone into August. With the new Wild Card spots in play, more teams have hope coming into the stretch run. And, with more playoff births, more aces are trying to pitch their teams into the postseason. For the beginning of August, I’ve taken the list of Cy Young contenders down from ten to eight. I am also looking more in-depth at...