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10 - 5 Final
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Angels pound Bedard-less Mariners

Apr 14, 2008 - 1:37 AM SEATTLE (Ticker) -- With no Erik Bedard around to stop them, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim got their bats to wake up.

The Angels pounded out 16 hits and cruised to a 10-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.

Jeff Mathis homered and Vladimir Guerrero and Gary Matthews Jr. each drove in a pair of runs for Anaheim, which reached double digits in runs for the first time this season.

"They had my back today," Angels starter Joe Saunders said of his offense. "They were swinging the bats great. From the middle innings on, we kind of figured their pitcher out. We had a lot of base hits tonight, swung the bats great. We needed to win this game. It's a big win for us. To get a win and not get swept is big."

Saunders (2-0) lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits. The lefthander walked three and struck out one.

"I had some command issues, fell behind a lot of guys, but made some pitches when I needed to and got through five (innings)," Saunders said.

The Mariners made a pair of key moves this offseason designed to help them leap over the Angels in the American League West, and Bedard - Sunday's scheduled starter - was the biggest name they brought to town.

But an ailing hip kept Bedard out of the game, leaving Seattle with Cha Seung Baek to keep the rivalry rolling in the club's favor.

"We're going to play it on the safe side and see how he feels tomorrow," Mariners manager John McLaren said of Bedard. "If he feels OK, he'll throw a (bullpen session) and we'll slot him in (the rotation) next week sometime. It's just one of those things where we try to be patient with our pitchers this early in the season."

Beck lasted just 4 1/3 frames, allowing four runs and seven hits, and Eric O'Flaherty yielded six runs in 2 2/3 frames of relief for the Mariners.

"Bad pitches are getting hit and when I make a good one, it's either finding a hole or falling in," O'Flaherty said. "I'm not catching too many breaks."

Anaheim got to Baek in the third inning when Guerrero doubled home a pair of runs for an early 2-0 advantage. Howie Kendrick and Casey Kotchman pushed it to 4-0 with back-to-back RBI hits in the fourth to chase the Korean righthander.

"We came out and swung the bats and we hit with runners in scoring position," Kendrick said. "Saunders did a good job today of getting outs. He had a couple rough patches, but we pitched out of them and we kept adding on the runs throughout the game."

The Angels put the game away with three runs in each the sixth and seventh innings - capped by Mathis' blast.

Anaheim got some bad news and some good news in the late innings, as Kendrick was forced to leave the game in the seventh with an apparent left hamstring strain. However, closer Francisco Rodriguez made his return after a week on the shelf with a sprained ankle, allowing one run in the ninth inning.

"I just tweaked my hamstring a little bit," Kendrick said. "I don't know how serious it is just yet. I tried to stop as soon as I felt it and we'll see tomorrow."

Raul Ibanez drove in a pair of runs for the Mariners Sunday and finished the three-game series with eight RBI.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA ANGELS 0 0 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 10 16 2
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 5 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: LAA - JOE SAUNDERS, JUSTIN SPEIER (6TH), DARREN OLIVER (7TH), SCOT
    SHIELDS (8TH), FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (9TH) AND JEFF MATHIS
    SEA - CHA SEUNG BAEK, ERIC O'FLAHERTY (5

    Apr 13 7:31 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 10
    SEATTLE 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.250, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Angels 10, Mariners 5  Bot 9, 0 OutsApr 13 7:31 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT AND ICHIRO
    SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R IBANEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 10
    SEATTLE 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.256, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Angels 10, Mariners 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsApr 13 7:16 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - PITCHING CHANGE
    LAA: DARREN OLIVER (0-0, 6.35) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: NO RUNS IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, Y BETANCOURT ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 10, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.298, 0-FOR-3)

    Angels 10, Mariners 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsApr 13 7:16 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JUAN RIVERA SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1
    SEATTLE 0 END TOP, 7TH

    Angels 1, Mariners 0  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 13 7:06 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GREG NORTON SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 2 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3
    SEATTLE 0 END BOTTOM, 6TH

    Angels 3, Mariners 0  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 7:05 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3
    SEATTLE 2 END TOP, 6TH

    Angels 3, Mariners 2  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 13 7:04 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 6
    SEATTLE 2 END TOP, 5TH

    Angels 6, Mariners 2  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 13 7:03 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED JEFF MATHIS AND ERICK
    AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 8
    SEATTLE 2 END TOP, 3RD

    Angels 8, Mariners 2  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 13 7:00 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE
    STARTING BATS: LAA - JOE SAUNDERS AND JEFF MATHIS
    SEA - CHA SEUNG BAEK AND JAMIE BURKE
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.404, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    G MATTHEWS (.264, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
    V GUERRERO (.294, 2 HR, 11 RBI)

    Angels 0, Mariners 0  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:58 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: G Norton in right field.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 10
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G Matthews (.264, 1-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Angels 10, Mariners 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 13 6:58 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: G Norton hit for M Morse.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G NORTON ON SECOND, J VIDRO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 7
    SEATTLE 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: Y Betancourt (.311, 0-FOR-3)

    Angels 7, Mariners 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:57 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: E O'Flaherty relieved C Baek.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C KOTCHMAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 4
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J Rivera (.143, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Angels 4, Mariners 0  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 13 6:57 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JEFF MATHIS (2) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF ERIC O'FLAHERTY SCORED JUAN RIVERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 10, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.321, 2-FOR-3)

    Angels 10, Mariners 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 13 6:33 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JUAN RIVERA SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J RIVERA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 8
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J MATHIS (.313, 2-FOR-3)

    Angels 8, Mariners 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 13 6:32 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY MIGUEL CAIRO SCORED RICHIE SEXSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G NORTON ON SECOND, J VIDRO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 7
    SEATTLE 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J BURKE (.300, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 7, Mariners 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:22 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GREG NORTON SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G NORTON ON FIRST, J VIDRO ON SECOND, R
    SEXSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 7
    SEATTLE 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: M CAIRO (.000, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Angels 7, Mariners 1  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:17 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: LAA - JOE SAUNDERS
    SEA - ERIC O'FLAHERTY

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.311, 0-FOR-2)
    R IBANEZ (.304, 0-FOR-2)
    R SEXSON (.256, 1-FOR-2)

    Angels 7, Mariners 0  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:14 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY MATTHEWS SCORED ERICK AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G MATTHEWS ON FIRST, C FIGGINS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 6
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.300, 1-FOR-2, BB, 2 RBI)

    Angels 6, Mariners 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:04 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, E AYBAR ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS (.250, 0-FOR-3)

    Angels 5, Mariners 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 13 6:00 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C KOTCHMAN ON FIRST, H KENDRICK ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 4
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J RIVERA (.200, 1-FOR-2)

    Angels 4, Mariners 0  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 13 5:44 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H KENDRICK ON SECOND, G ANDERSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.349, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Angels 3, Mariners 0  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 13 5:43 PM


  • AL
    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED JEFF MATHIS AND ERICK
    AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, V GUERRERO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 2
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.240, 0-FOR-1)

    Angels 2, Mariners 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 13 4:54 PM