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Angels look to move closer to AL West title

Sep 20, 2007 - 1:19 PM Seattle (81-70) at La Angels (90-62) 10:05 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Seattle Mariners looked like serious contenders less than a month ago. A lot can change in a month.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will look to move closer to locking up the American League West when they host the Mariners in the opener of a four-game series on Thursday.

At the end of the day on August 24, Seattle had won seven of eight to pull within one game of the Angels in the division. Since then, the Mariners have won just eight of 25 to fall 8 1/2 games back with just 11 games to play.

Los Angeles' magic number stands at three, making a division-clinching celebration a likelihood during the series this weekend.

The Angels now have their sights set on the best record in baseball. Anaheim is currently tied with the Cleveland Indians (90-62), one-half game ahead of the Boston Red Sox (90-63).

Jered Weaver (12-7, 3.90 ERA) will get the start for the Angels, looking for his fifth win in his last six outings. The 24-year-old righthander picked up a win at Chicago last Saturday, and held Seattle to two runs - one earned - in eight innings to earn a win on August 29.

The Mariners will try to fight off elimination with rookie Ryan Feierabend (1-4, 6.80). The 22-year-old lefthander will be making his return to the rotation in place of fellow lefthander Horacio Ramirez, who failed to record an out in his last start.








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

    BATTERIES: SEA - RYAN FEIERABEND, JORGE CAMPILLO (4TH), CHA SEUNG BAEK (6TH)
    AND KENJI JOHJIMA
    LAA - JERED WEAVER, DARREN OLIVER (6TH), SCOT SHIELDS
    (7TH), JUSTIN SPEIER (9TH

    Sep 21 1:14 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    LA ANGELS 9 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.275, 1-FOR-4)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 21 1:11 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON FIRST, V GUERRERO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    LA ANGELS 9 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.280, 0-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 21 12:33 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.326, 3-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 21 12:23 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RAUL IBANEZ (20) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF JERED WEAVER SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4, LA ANGELS 7
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.286, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 20 11:51 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO (26) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF JORGE CAMPILLO SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2, LA ANGELS 7
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.307, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 20 11:37 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUAN RIVERA SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J RIVERA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.292, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 20 11:18 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND
    GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, H KENDRICK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J RIVERA (.190, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 20 11:17 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED REGGIE WILLITS AND ORLANDO
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON SECOND, V GUERRERO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.282, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 20 11:15 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT AND
    ADRIAN BELTRE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    LA ANGELS 0 END TOP, 3RD

    Mariners vs. AngelsSep 20 11:03 PM