Marco Gonzales earned his first victory since April 25 as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Friday night in Anaheim, California.
Domingo Santana hit two solo homers for Seattle and Tom Murphy added a three-run shot.
Kole Calhoun homered for the Angels.
Gonzales (6-6), who set a franchise record by winning five games by the end of April, allowed two runs on two hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Seattle took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on Santana’s two-out home run to right-center field.
The Mariners added to their lead in the sixth. Daniel Vogelbach led off by grounding a single into right field and Beckham was then hit by a pitch. Two outs later, Murphy crushed an Andrew Heaney pitch over the wall in left-center field to make it 5-1.
That was the last batter the left-handed Heaney (0-1) faced. Heaney allowed five runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings, with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Santana homered to center field with one out in the seventh to cap the scoring. It was his 13th home run of the season.
The M’s placed OF Mitch Haniger on the 10-day injured list with a ruptured testicle. Haniger suffered the injury when fouling a ball off his groin area in the third inning Thursday. He remained in the game until being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh. … RHP Tayler Scott was selected from Triple-A Tacoma. This is the first MLB call-up for the 27-year-old native of Johannesburg, South Africa. … RHP Jimmy Cordero, who had been at Double-A Arkansas, was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.
By the numbers
109: Pitches by Gonzales in 5 2/3 innings. Three bases on balls contributed to that total.
Our take from Right Field
Gonzales finally gets back in the win column and the M’s hit three more home runs (two by Santana). Something to watch Saturday: Yusei Kikuchi could face Japanese countryman Shohei Ohtani for the first time in the majors.
The teams continue their three-game series at 7:07 p.m. Saturday at Angel Stadium. LHP Yusei Kikuchi (3-3, 4.43 ERA) is scheduled to start for the M’s, while the Angels have yet to announce their pitcher.
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