Mariners earn split of series with Angels
Seattle pitching rose to the occasion again Monday at Angel Stadium.
A day after beating the Los Angeles Angels 2-1, the Mariners won by the same score Monday, thanks to a solo homer by Jose Marmolejos and a solid pitching outing from Marco Gonzales.
Justin Upton homered off Gonzales in the second inning, but the Mariners tied it 1-1 on Joseph Odom's single in the next inning.
Gonzales cruised through the game, and got the one run he needed when Marmolejos went deep off reliever Matt Andriese in the sixth inning.
Gonzales gave up four hits and the one run while striking out eight and walking one. He struck out Mike Trout three times. He improved to 4-2.
The Mariners continued to make moves before the Aug. 31 trade deadline, sending reliever Taylor Williams to San Diego for a player to be named later.
The Mariners moved to 15-22, but their next two games have been postponed to allow for more COVID-19 tests with the next opponent, Oakland Athletics.
The Angels fell to 12-24.
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