On big trade day, Mariners edge Angels
The Seattle Mariners made a big trade and won a game Sunday.
Seattle traded catcher Austin Nola, along with relievers Dan Altavilla and Austin Adams, to San Diego for four players, including outfield prospect Taylor Trammell.
Trammell adds to a young outfield that includes breakout rookie Kyle Lewis and prospects Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez (both currently not on the team). Infielder Ty France, who has spent time with San Diego, also joins the Mariners.
That trade comes a couple days after the Mariners sent pitcher Taijuan Walker to Toronto for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
In its truncated, 60-game season, Major League Baseball still has a trade deadline, and it's Monday, Aug. 31.
A day after losing 16-3 to the Los Angeles Angels, the Mariners beat the Angels 2-1 Sunday in 10 innings.
Lewis hit his eight homer in the seventh inning and, after the Angels tied it on Andrelton Simmons' single, the game went to the 10th inning, with Lewis starting the inning on second base. (The extra-inning rule allows teams to start a runner at second base).
Tim Lopes' RBI single drove home Lewis. Reliever Yohan Ramirez finished off the Angels in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Justin Dunn and L.A.'s Griffin Canning had great starts. Dunn allowed one hit in six innings. Canning allowed only the Lewis home run and three other hits while striking out seven in eight innings.
The Mariners (14-22) and Angels (12-23) play the series finale at 1:10 p.m. Monday. Marco Gonzales pitches for Seattle opposite Jaime Barria.
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