ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Leonys Martin went 4 for 4 with three doubles and three runs, and Robinson Cano homered to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
Cano went 3 for 5 with his 33rd home run. Ben Gamel added his first major league homer, a two-run shot to left-center in the eighth inning to close the scoring.
Ariel Miranda (4-1) shut out Los Angeles over six innings, striking out three and walking one in his third straight win.
In front of a season-low crowd of 29,932, the Angels began to unravel in the seventh inning.
Martin was awarded a ground rule double on a fan interference call. Martin may have been able to stretch it into a triple but his line drive to right field was picked up by a fan.
Mike Zunino was then beaned by Ricky Nolasco, who gave up four earned runs on six hits in his second straight loss. Nolasco (5-14) was then removed from the game and relieved by Deolis Guerra.
Ketel Marte bunted for an infield single down the third base line and Norichika Aoki singled home Martin and Zunino, making the score 4-0. With Seth Smith batting, Guerra balked to score Marte. Cano reached on a fielder’s choice when Cliff Pennington’s throw home went wild, allowing Aoki to score and put Seattle up 6-0.
The Mariners batted around before Dae-Ho Lee finally grounded out to end the four-run inning.
C.J. Cron scored the Angels’ only run in the bottom of the seventh inning on an RBI single by Pennington.
Mariners: 1B Adam Lind is expected to miss 3-4 days with a sprained finger on his right hand. Lind sprained the finger in Sunday’s game.
Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons was scratched from the lineup with a bruised right hand late Monday. Simmons, who jammed his hand in Sunday’s game, was initially in the lineup before being replaced by Pennington.
Mariners: RHP Taijuan Walker will start the second game for Seattle. Walker has battled injuries and inconsistency this season but earned his first win since June 30 in his last start against the Texas Rangers. Walker is 2-2 with a 7.23 ERA in five starts against the Angels.
Angels: RHP Alex Meyer will make his third major league start and his fourth appearance. Meyer, who was traded to the Angels from the Minnesota Twins at the deadline with Nolasco, is 2-2 with a 7.71 ERA at the major league level and went 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA in eight minor league games.