Mariners lead the AL West at the 35-game mark for first time since 2002
- The Mariners lead the AL West at the 35-game mark for first time since 2002 (25-10 and 6.5 games ahead of the Angels).
- Robinson Canó (1×5, 2B) extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double to center field in the 8th inning.
o During the streak, Canó is hitting .426 (23×54) with 10 runs scored, 5 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI.
- Nelson Cruz (1×4, R, HR, RBI, IBB) has homered in back-to-back games, marking the 37th time in Cruz’s career that he has homered in at least 2 consecutive games (last: 4/22-23/16).
o Cruz has hit 31 career home runs against the Angels, the most against any club.
- Ketel Marte (1×5, 3B, 3 RBI) equaled a career-high with 3 RBI (3x, last: 5/9/16 vs. TB).
o Marte has hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games…during this stretch is batting .349 (29×83) with 14 runs scored, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 12 RBI, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases.
- Chris Iannetta (2×3, R, HR, RBI, 2 BB) has homered in back-to-back games, marking the 14th time in his career he has homered in at least 2 consecutive games (last: 9/17-9/19/15).
- Kyle Seager (2×4, 2 2B, IBB) has hit safely in 13 of 15 games dating back to April 27.
o Marks the 14th time in Seager’s career that he has hit 2 or more doubles (career high: 3, 8/24/11 at CLE).
o Has recorded 10 extra-base hits in the month of May…entered play today T4th in MLB in extra-base hits this month with 8.
o During 15-game stretch, he is batting .375 (21×56) with 8 runs scored, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 11 RBI and 5 walks.
- Nathan Karns is now 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA (10 ER, 32.0 IP) with 30 strikeouts and 12 walks over his last 5 starts, since April 26.
o Karns is now 3-3 with a 3.62 ERA (26 ER, 64.2 IP) in 11 career starts vs. the AL West.
o Karns has struck out at least 5 batters in each of his first 7 starts.
- Norichika Aoki (1×3, R, 3B, 2 BB) has hit safely in 11 of last 12 games with an at-bat (14×45, 8 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, SB).
o Aoki recorded his 3rd triple of the season in the bottom of the 3rd…entering play today, only Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. had recorded more than 3 triples with 4.
- Nick Tropeano went 5.0 innings tonight and allowed 2 runs, 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3.
o In three career starts at Safeco Field, is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA (6 ER, 15 IP)…has pitched exactly five innings and allowed two runs in all three starts.
- Mike Trout (2×2, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, SB)had a double in the 7th inning to become the 16th player in franchise history with 150 in a career…he is the only player in franchise history with 100 stolen bases, 125 home runs and 150 doubles
o Recordeda stolen base in the 4th inning to give him a career total of 116 (ties Chad Curtis for 10th in franchise history).
- C.J. Cron (1×4, R, HR, 3 RBI) recorded his 2nd game-winning RBI of the season (also: 5/4/16 at MIL).
o Extended his hitting streak to 6 games with a solo home run in the 8th inning.
· Gregorio Petit (1×2)recorded his first career pinch-hit base hit…entered today’s game 0-for-4 as a pinch hitter in his career
ANGELS MANAGER MIKE SCIOSCIA:
On getting the streak snapped
“We won a game today. We weren’t carrying any thoughts of what was happening last week. We won a game today. That’s a good game. I think even the offensive side bouncing back was a good game. And pitching, some guys in our pen are a little bit tired and didn’t quite make some pitches. We got it done at the end and good job by our offense. Big hits all night.”
On seeing so many people contribute tonight
“We need some guys that will come up and our guys that are on our depth chart from Spring Training that are up here now, to contribute. No doubt about it. Both on the offensive side, on the bullpen, got some guys coming up. We’re going to need contributions. We have to get a deeper roster. The way guys played today, you saw Gregorio Petit, you saw Jefry Marte, these guys came up and contributed right away and that’s big.”