ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver pitched a six-hitter for his 11th victory, and fellow All-Star selection Howie Kendrick extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a run-scoring double in the Los Angeles Angels’ 11th win in 14 games, 5-1 over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
Weaver (11-4) tuned up for a possible start in the All-Star game with his eighth career complete game and his fifth straight victory during a nine-game streak without a loss.
Bobby Abreu and Vernon Wells also drove in runs during a three-run third inning for the Angels against hard-luck Seattle starter Doug Fister (3-10), who yielded seven hits over six innings in his seventh straight winless start.
Brendan Ryan had an early RBI double for the Mariners, who lost their second straight in the opener of a key four-game series for the tight A.L. West race before the All-Star break.