Postgame highlights, notes, quotes, boxscore and video of manager Scott Servais discussing his team's 6-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE MARINERS 6 (43-24), LOS ANGELES ANGELS 3 (37-31)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 · Safeco Field
|Los Angeles Angels||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||3||6||2||8|
|First Pitch: 7:10||Time of Game: 3:01||Temp: 63 F, SW 2mph||Attendance: 20,402|
WP: Mike Leake (7-3, 4.26) LP: Jaime Barria (5-2, 2.61) Save: Edwin Díaz (25)
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|Mitch Haniger||14||Jaime Barria||1||0||2||3-1||375 ft., RF|
|Mike Trout||22||Mike Leake||5||0||2||0-2||394 ft., LF|
|Mitch Haniger||15||Jaime Barria||5||1||2||1-1||408 ft., LF|
|Ryon Healy||11||Cam Bedrosian||6||0||1||1-1||359 ft., LF|
|Mike Trout||23||Ryan Cook||7||1||2||2-2||412 ft., LF|
|Ryon Healy||12||Oliver Drake||8||0||0||1-1||408 ft., LF|
Manager Scott Servais
From the opposing clubhouse: Angels manager Mike Scioscia …
On team struggles despite Mike Trout’s successes: “We’re not swinging the bats as a team. It puts our pitchers under a lot of pressure to make pitches. And any mistakes we had tonight they hit out of the park. Give those guys some credit, but one guy can’t carry you. Mike is swinging the bat very well, but we need some other guys to step up.”
On Jaime Barria: “That was hard work to get through 5.0 (innings pitched). It seemed like every inning there were tough outs. We got that double play ball to get out of it with bases loaded. He made some pitches when he had to, but in the fifth he left that change up just right in the middle for (Mitch) Haniger and he hit it out of the park. Some mistakes caught up to him.”
The Mariners improve to 24-10 (.706) since May 8, the top record in the Major Leagues during that span.
The Mariners improve to 19 games over .500 for the first time since being 73-54 after game #127 on Aug. 25, 2007.
- Improve to 31-8 when scoring 4-or-more runs.
- Have won 10 of their last 12 games, 14 of their last 18, 19 of their last 24 and 21 of their last 28.
The Mariners clinched their 15th series win of the season…now have a series record of 15-3-5…have a chance for the 3rd sweep this season (min. 3-game series) in tomorrow’s series finale.
Seattle starting pitchers improve to 14-2 since May 16 with a 2.60 ERA (47 ER, 163.0 IP) with 126 strikeouts and 37 walks in 26 games. The team is 19-7 during that span.
Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each hit 2 home runs tonight…marks the 13th time in club history that two Mariners have each hit 2 home runs in the same game (last: 6/24/06 at SD – Kenji Johjima and Raul Ibañez).
The Mariners had 4 home runs in a game for the fifth time this year, which ties the season high for home runs in a game (last: 5/10 at TOR).
Mitch Haniger (2×3, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB) recorded his 2nd career multi-home run game (also: 9/25/17 at OAK).
- Has 10 game-winning RBI this season…entering play today, he was tied for the Major League-lead in game-winning RBI with 9 (also: J.D. Martinez-BOS and Jurickson Profar-TEX).
- Now has 15 RBI and 50 RBI this season…entering play today, there were 2 players in the Major Leagues with at least 15 home runs and 50 RBI: Manny Machado-BAL and J.D. Martinez-BOS.
- His 50 RBI are a single-season career-high (previous: 47, 2017).
- His 15 home runs are 1 shy of his single-season career-high of 16, set in 2017.
Mike Leake threw 6.0 innings, giving up just 1 earned run on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks…Moved to 4-0 in his last 7 starts (5/10-c) with a 2.63 ERA (14 ER, 48.0 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 5 walks.
- Improves to 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA (14 ER, 48.0 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 5 walks over his last 7 starts (5/10-c)…the Mariners are 7-0 in Leake’s last 7 starts.
- Improves to 7-3 on the season…his 7 wins before the All-Star Break are his most since 2014 with Cincinnati (7) and tied for 3rd-most in his career: 2011 w/CIN (8) and 2013 w/CIN (8).
Ryon Healy (2×4, 2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) has homered in back-to-back games for the 4th time in his career and the 2nd time this season (also: 4/28-29)…has homered in 3 consecutive games on one occasion, May 4-7, 2017 with Oakland.
- Recorded his 6th career multi-home run game and 2nd this season (also: 4/29 at CLE).
Ben Gamel (3×4, 2B, K) has hit safely in 16 of his last 19 games with an at-bat, dating back to May 16…during this span, he is batting .410 (25×61) with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 1 HBP, 6 walks and 3 stolen bases.
- Is batting .352 (32×91) since April 29…during this span, he has improved his batting average from .107 (3×28) to .294 (35×119) and has improved his on-base percentage from .167 to .368.
- Is hitting .411 (23×56) in 19 home games this season.
Dee Gordon (3×4, R) snapped an 0-for-16 skid with his single in the 1st inning.
- Recorded his 16th multi-hit game this season, including his 8th of at least 3 hits.
- The Mariners are 19-4 (.826) this season when he scores a run.
Edwin Díaz recorded his 25th save of the season, surpassing J.J. Putz (24, 2007) for 3rd-most saves in club history prior to the All-Star Break…trails only Kazuhiro Sasaki (29, 2001) and Fernando Rodney (27, 2014).
- His 25 saves lead the Major Leagues.
The Angels have won 6 of their last 9 but have lost 3 in a row.
Los Angeles has been held to 3 runs or less in 20 of the last 32 contests and in 36 of 38 games this season, including two in a row against Seattle.
Mike Trout (3×5, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K) has recorded back-to-back multi-home run games for the first time in his career…marks his 12th career multi-home run game (last: 6/11/18 at SEA)…five of his 12 career multi-home run games have come vs. the Mariners.
- Becomes the 6th Angels player in club history to record back-to-back multi-home run games (last: Albert Pujols, 7/31 – 8/1/12), including the club record of 3 consecutive multi-home run games, set by Jeff DaVanon (06/01-04/03).
- Now has 224 career home runs, breaking a tie with Brian Downing (222) for 3rd-most in club history…trails only Tim Salmon (299) and Garret Anderson (272).
- Is the 5th player in the Majors to record back-to-back multi-home run games this season, joining Javier Baez, Matt Davidson, Pedro Alvarez and Paul Goldschmidt.
- Becomes one of 5 players with at least 5 career multi-home run games vs. the Mariners, joining Carlos Delgado (6), Mark Teixeira (5), Alex Rodriguez (5) and Juan Gonzalez (5).
- Has hit 20 career home runs at Safeco Field, surpassing Mark Teixeira (19) for most by a visiting player at the ballpark.
- Is batting .636 (14×22) with 8 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 8 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base vs. Seattle this season.
- Is batting .345 (30×87) with 22 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 11 home runs and 19 RBI over his last 22 games,
Justin Upton (1×2, 2B, 2 BB) is batting .361 (13×36) with 3 home runs and 5 RBI in the month of June.
Luis Valbuena (2×4) had his 10th multi-hit game of the season
Jaime Barria made his first appearance against Seattle tonight, tossing 5.0 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned runs).
- Against A.L. West opponents, he is now 2-1 with a 1.79 ERA (4 ER, 20.1 IP).