August 26, 2013 in Sports

Angels complete sweep of Mariners

Associated Press
 
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Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver gave up just three hits in eight innings.
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SEATTLE – Jered Weaver gave up just three hits in eight strong innings, Kole Calhoun added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

The Angels gave Weaver plenty of run support by coming through in clutch situations. The Angels first seven runs were scored with two outs, including Calhoun’s homer, a two-run triple by Chris Nelson and an RBI triple from Peter Bourjos.

Weaver (8-7) continued the Angels’ pitching dominance in the three-game series, where they allowed two runs.

His only mistake was giving up a solo home run to Dustin Ackley with one out in the third inning.

But Weaver followed by retiring 15 of the next 16 batters. He struck out eight, but wasn’t given the chance at his first complete game since August 2012.

Seattle’s offensive slump continued, having scored three or fewer runs in seven of its last 10 games.

The Angels offensive outburst was surprising considering how dominant Seattle starter Aaron Harang (5-11) was for the first 3 2/3 innings.

Harang retired 11 of the first 12 batters, striking out five and giving up only a second-inning before his day rapidly fell apart.

Harang struck out seven, but allowed seven earned runs for the third time in August and fourth time in his last eight starts.

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