Mike Trout scored for the fifth goal in the five-game series and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Trout hit a home goal for the fifth time in the five-game series and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday.
Trout hit two home runs in the series opener and one in each of the last three games. The five home runs set the record for any player in a single series against the Mariners along with George Bell in 1987 and Boston’s Trevor Story earlier that season.
Trout’s two-run drive in the fourth inning was his 52nd career homer against Seattle, who tied with Rafael Palmeiro for the most catching up of any player outside of the Mariners.
The three-time AL MVP has 21 home runs this season, four behind major league leader Aaron Judge of the Yankees.
Max Stassi added an RBI double for the Angels, who won four of five against Seattle.
Kenny Rosenberg was called up by the Triple-A Salt Lake City Angels to his first career start and third major league appearance. The left-hander held the Mariners to two hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Andrew Wantz (1-0) clinched the win, pitching the sixth inning with two strikeouts. Six angels pitchers combined on a two-hitter.
Logan Gilbert (7-3) gave up two carries and four hits in six innings.
The Mariners loaded the bases in the fourth on two walks and a single by JP Crawford, but Cal Raleigh landed on the floor.
Just before Ty France entered the batter’s box in game five against Jose Quijada, the alarm system throughout the stadium began to blare. The alarm sounded for a few minutes before turning off.
The Angels optioned INF Jack Mayfield to Triple-A Salt Lake pregame to make room for Rosenberg. LHP Jose Suarez returned to Salt Lake City as the 27th player of the day after Saturday’s doubleheader.
Angels: RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 3.53) opens a three-game series at home against Kansas City. Syndergaard has lost two starts in a row despite only giving up one heat at a time. He has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his 10 starts.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-7, 3.41) will start in Oakland as Seattle opens a six-game road trip. Gonzales’ last win came at home against Oakland on May 23. Since then he has lost three out of four starts.
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