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Guerrero's return sparks Angels, who snap six-game skid

Apr 21, 2007 - 6:21 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Joe Saunders couldn't have honored his university any better way.

Saunders, who attended Virginia Tech, pitched six shutout innings wearing a orange and maroon hat with the letters "VT" emblazoned on it in honor of the 33 people tragically killed on campus Monday, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim posted an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Saunders picked up his second win of the season by allowing just seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. The lefthander allowed a leadoff double in the third and got Kenji Johjima on a flyout with the bases loaded to end the fourth.

"I'm happy that I got a win for my team and my college tonight," Saunders said. "I wanted to go out and pitch a good game in honor of all those people."

Vladimir Guererro returned from injury with three hits, including his fourth homer of the season, and Mike Napoli homered as the Angels avoided their longest losing streak in six years.

Guerrero, who missed the last two games after being hit on the wrist by Boston's Josh Beckett last Saturday, helped the Angels bust out of their offensive slump. Los Angeles scored just six run in during their six game losing streak, and finished off a 1-7 road trip.

"It was a good win for us after struggling on the road trip," Guerrero said through an interpreter.

The righthanded slugger's homer off starter Miguel Batista in the fifth made the score 5-0 and Napoli followed in the sixth to make it 6-0.

"He (Guerrero) is one of the best hitters in the game and I made some mistakes to him out over the plate and he hit them," Batista said.

"Miguel just didn't have good command tonight of his pitches and missed in the zone early," Mariners manager Mike Hargrove said.

The Mariners four runs off reliever Hector Carrasco in the ninth, before Francisco Rodriguez (0-1) came in for the final two outs for his fifth save.

Adrian Beltre had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners.

Batista was rocked for six runs and 10 hits in six innings, for the Seattle, which has lost a season-high four straight.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 13 1
    LA ANGELS 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 x 8 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA, BRANDON MORROW (7TH) AND KENJI JOHJIMA
    LAA - JOE SAUNDERS, JUSTIN SPEIER (7TH), HECTOR
    CARRASCO (8TH), FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (9TH) AND MIKE NAPO

    Apr 21 12:38 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A BELTRE ON FIRST, J LOPEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    LA ANGELS 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.292, 2-FOR-3, BB)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 21 12:37 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE LOPEZ SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LOPEZ ON FIRST, Y BETANCOURT ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3
    LA ANGELS 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.313, 1-FOR-4)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 21 12:27 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE AND JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R IBANEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    LA ANGELS 8 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.211, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 21 12:14 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R QUINLAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.219, 2-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Apr 21 12:00 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R QUINLAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.219, 2-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 21 12:00 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: R Quinlan ran for S Hillenbrand.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R QUINLAN ON FIRST, C KOTCHMAN ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M Izturis (.286, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 20 11:59 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, C KOTCHMAN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.286, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 20 11:59 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, C KOTCHMAN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.286, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 11:59 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: B Morrow relieved M Batista.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G Anderson (.231, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 20 11:53 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - PITCHING CHANGE
    SEA: BRANDON MORROW (0-0, 6.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0, LA ANGELS 6
    DUE UP FOR LAANGELS: G ANDERSON (.231, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 20 11:53 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
    LA ANGELS 2 0 2 0 1 1 6 10 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA
    LAA - JUSTIN SPEIER

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.231, 1-FOR-3, RBI)
    C KOTCHMAN (.259, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    S HILLENBRAND (.158, 1-FOR-3,

    Apr 20 11:52 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE NAPOLI (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF MIGUEL BATISTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0, LA ANGELS 6
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.100, 0-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 11:43 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO (4) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF MIGUEL BATISTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.234, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 11:28 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    LA ANGELS 2 0 2 0 4 8 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA
    LAA - JOE SAUNDERS

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: Y BETANCOURT (.200, 1-FOR-1)
    J LOPEZ (.243, 0-FOR-1)
    I SUZUKI (.304, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 20 11:17 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 4 0
    LA ANGELS 2 0 2 4 8 0 (TOP 4)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA
    LAA - JOE SAUNDERS

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.262, 1-FOR-1)
    J VIDRO (.261, 0-FOR-1)
    R IBANEZ (.250, 1-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 10:59 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN AND SHEA
    HILLENBRAND.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M IZTURIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.200, 1-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 10:56 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHEA HILLENBRAND SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S HILLENBRAND ON FIRST, C KOTCHMAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.277, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 10:55 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 3 0
    LA ANGELS 2 2 3 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA
    LAA - JOE SAUNDERS

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.283, 0 HR, 7 RBI)
    M NAPOLI (.172, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    E AYBAR (.125, 0 HR, 0 RBI

    Apr 20 10:34 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C KOTCHMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: S HILLENBRAND (.143, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 10:27 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ANDERSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.235, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsApr 20 10:25 PM