Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple his first two times up, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angels’ 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Former Mariners starter Jason Vargas allowed just six hits and struck out seven over eight innings of work against his old team Sunday. But Jason Bay and Michael Morse each homered off Vargas late as the Mariners rallied to hand the Angels a 2-1 loss on Sunday.
Rookie Brandon Maurer quieted the veteran Angels lineup with a 6-0 victory Thursday night.
Simply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.
Left fielder Julio Morban hit a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Angels Monday afternoon in Cactus League play.
The Mariners have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent pitcher Joe Saunders, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
The Mariners added more power to their lineup Wednesday by acquiring first baseman and designated hitter Kendrys Morales.
Mariners fans’ dreams of seeing superstar Josh Hamilton jog out to the outfield at Safeco Field in the top of the first inning looks to remain a fantasy.
The Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment Tuesday, a move that will likely have the team eating the remaining $8 million left on the struggling infielder’s contract.
Angels’ starter Dan Haren struggled in his final start of the 2012 season Tuesday night, giving up a first-inning homer to Seattle’s Kyle Seager in the Angels’ 6-1 loss to the Mariners.