Mariners Gets Help from Justin Vargas

In the first contest of a brief two game set at Safeco Field, Justin Vargas pitched seven keep out frames, as Seattle losing the Angels, 3–0.

Vargas spread four strikes (3-2), struck out nine and walked two, expanding his scoreless-innings streak to 16 frames. Over his previous 23 2/3 innings, the southpaw has surrendered only one earned run.  With two runs batted in for the Mariners Jack Cust ended 2 for 4, who have come first two of three in general.

Jered Weaver with 6-4 surrendered three runs on seven strikes with four strikeouts and one walk above six innings, down his fourth straight.  He has given up 14 earned runs above 24 innings throughout the draw out.  Bobby Abreau had also strikes in the loss; the fourth in a row is Angels.

Justin VargasSeattle jumped to an early 1-0 lead in the first while Chone Figgins doubled to left with one out, moved to third when Justin Smoak reached on the fielding error of Mark Trumbo and scored on single to right of Cust.  In the first game of the season of Franklin Gutierrez, after that grounded into an inning-ending twice play.

For these two division opponents this season, this was considered the first meeting. Vargas and Weaver were college colleagues at Long Beach State.  This season, the Angels were kept out in successive games for the second time.

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