October 2, 2012 in Sports

Angels rip Hernandez

Felix allows seven runs in loss
Associated Press
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Angels’ Mike Trout, trying to stretch a single, is tagged out at second by Mariners’ Brendan Ryan.
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SEATTLE – Mike Trout had four hits and drove in three runs in Los Angeles’ 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night but it wasn’t enough to keep the Angels in the playoff hunt.

The Angels, with a high payroll and high expectations, were eliminated from the wild-card race by the Oakland Athletics’ 4-3 victory over Texas.

Wilson (13-10) went 6 1/3 innings for the victory. He allowed six hits and two runs, striking out seven and walking five.

Felix Hernandez (13-9), who did not win a game after Aug. 27 – going 0-4 with a 6.62 ERA – pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing a season-high 12 hits and seven runs. He struck out seven and walked three.

The Angels jumped on Hernandez for three runs in the first inning. Trout, a home run shy of the cycle, doubled into the right-center gap. With one out, Albert Pujols doubled high off the wall in center to drive in Trout.

With two outs, Alberto Callaspo walked. Mark Trumbo’s single to left scored Pujols. Howie Kendrick, who also had four hits, singled to score Callaspo.

Casper Wells got one back in the bottom of the inning for Seattle with his ninth home run on a 1-0 pitch from Wilson.

Trout’s RBI single in the fourth scored Maicer Izturis from second.

Trout drove in two more runs in the sixth with a triple and came home on Torii Hunter’s single to left.

Justin Smoak, hitting .404 since Sept. 13, doubled in Wells in the M’s three-run seventh. Hernandez was trying for his third career sub-3.00 ERA season but finished at 3.03. His 223 strikeouts are third-highest in the A.L.

Los Angeles ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Trout cf-lf 524300.325
Hunter rf 402102.314
Bourjos cf 000010.226
Pujols 1b 512101.289
K.Morales dh 500002.270
Callaspo 3b 410011.255
Trumbo lf-rf 502103.267
Calhoun pr-rf 010000.190
Kendrick 2b 414210.286
M.Izturis ss 522000.254
Iannetta c 300011.242
Totals 408168410
Ackley 2b 502001.229
C.Wells rf 522102.227
Seager 3b 400012.256
J.Montero dh 511001.256
Smoak 1b 311121.215
Saunders cf 500001.246
Olivo c 402001.222
Robinson lf 301110.219
Ryan ss 200010.194
Thames ph 000000.232
Triunfel ph-ss 100000.222
Totals 3749359
Los Angeles 300103001—8162
Seattle 100000300—492

E—H.Kendrick 2 (14), T.Robinson (2), Triunfel (1). LOB—Los Angeles 9, Seattle 11. 2B—Trout (26), Pujols (50), H.Kendrick (32), C.Wells (12), Smoak (13), Olivo (14). 3B—Trout (8). HR—C.Wells (9), off C.Wilson. RBIs—Trout 3 (83), Tor.Hunter (92), Pujols (105), Trumbo (95), H.Kendrick 2 (66), C.Wells (31), Smoak (51), T.Robinson (12). RLSP—Los Angeles 6, Seattle 6. RISP—Los Angeles 6 for 16; Seattle 3 for 12. RMU—K.Morales, Ryan. GIDP—M.Izturis, Seager. DP—Los Angeles 1, Seattle 1.

Wilson W,13-10 61/3632573.83
Richards 1/3210004.69
Maronde H,3 1/3100001.59
Jepsen H,18 1000013.02
Frieri 1000012.32
Hernandez L,13-9 51/31277373.06
Kinney 2/3100013.94
Noesi 3311125.82

IR-S—Richards 2-2, Maronde 2-0, Jepsen 1-0, Kinney 1-0. Balk—Noesi.

T—3:19. A—13,963 (47,860).

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