The Seattle Mariners rallied to a 5-3 victory, stopping the Los Angeles Angels from closing ground in the American League West.
Mike Carp opened a go-ahead two-run home run to break a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning to give the Mariners a win versus an Angels team trying to rise into the playoffs.
Mike Scioscia said, “The last month is going to hinge on getting enough offense to absorb one pitch that’s not in the zone. We didn’t do that tonight.”
Los Angeles, which lost two out of three throughout a current series versus first-place Texas, fell 3.5 games after the Rangers with their newest loss.
Seattle, on the other hand, finished a three-game losing line on the power of 432-foot blow of the Carp.
Carp Informed reporters, “This is definitely the longest (homer) I’ve hit here. It definitely felt better than all the ones so far.”
“I wanted to move the runner over, obviously, that was my job. And I did more than that, which is good.”
The Angels climbed out of a 2-0 shortfall versus Seattle with three runs in the fourth inning.
Mark Trumbo tied the game with a two-run homer and Erick Aybar had a run-scoring double to give the visitors a 3-2 edge.
Los Angeles starter Joel Pineiro tossed six innings and allowed three runs but it was losing reliever Hisonari Takahashi who the Mariners rallied against the eighth.
Dustin Ackley opened the eighth with a dual to put up large explosion of the Carp and ended 3-for-3 at the plate. He as well added an RBI triple in the fifth to tie the game with 3-3.