Postgame highlights, notes, quotes, boxscore and interviews with Scott Servais, Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy following the Mariners' 8-6 walk-off win over the Angels to complete a three-game sweep
SEATTLE MARINERS 8 (44-24), LOS ANGELES ANGELS 6 (37-32)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 · Safeco Field
|Los Angeles Angels||0||0||1||2||0||1||2||0||0||6||13||1||9|
|First Pitch: 1:10||Time of Game: 4:35||Temp: 62 F, Calm||Attendance: 28, 236|
WP: Roenis Elías (2-0, 1.13) LP: Oliver Drake (1-1, 8.24) Save: None
|Nelson Cruz||16||Noé Ramirez||3||1||1||1-0||436 ft, LF|
|Nolan Fontana||1||Chasen Bradford||7||0||1||1-1||359 ft, LF|
|Chris Young||3||Chasen Bradford||7||0||2||2-2||387 ft, LF|
|Ryon Healy||13||Blake Parker||8||0||1||0-0||441 ft, LF|
|Mitch Haniger||16||Oliver Drake||9||1||1||1-0||360 ft, LF|
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Manager Scott Servais
From the opposing clubhouse … Angels manager Mike Scioscia …
On how tough it is when your starter only goes two innings against a lineup like Seattle’s: “It has nothing to do with the lineup that’s swinging the bat, it’s going to be tough against anyone. We’ve got an end point with a lot of guys as far the amount of pitches they can throw and where we are without putting them at risk. It’s where we ended up, so it’s going to be tough. We had a lead late and we couldn’t hold it.”
On Zack Cozart’s shoulder: “Dove for that ball, landed awkwardly a little bit on his shoulder. We’ll evaluate Zack and see where he is.”
On how the offense came back and gave them a shot to win: “We did a good job on the offensive side. We hit the ball hard and pressured them. We had some opportunities, didn’t quite do it with a ton of guys in scoring position, but we had a lot of opportunities. The guys battled bat, they battled back and got us a lead. It says a lot for those guys, and just unfortunately it was one of those days when our bullpen was stretched a bit and we had to use them a lot, and we just couldn’t get it done at the end.”
The Mariners improve to 20 games over .500 for the first time since being 73-53 after game #126 on Aug. 24, 2007.
The Mariners improve to 25-10 (.714) since May 8, the top record in the Major Leagues during that span.
The Mariners earned their 6th walk-off win of the season (last: 6/1 vs TB).
The Mariners lead the Majors with 13 game-tying or go-ahead home runs in the 7th inning and later this season.
The Mariners recorded their 20th comeback win of the season.
The Mariners recorded their 14th series sweep of the Angels in club history… the last time the Mariners swept the Angels was Sept. 12-14, 2016 in Anaheim…Seattle’s last sweep of the Angels at Safeco Field was Aug. 5-7, 2016.
The Mariners have won 11 of their last 13 games, 15 of their last 19, 20 of their last 25 and 22 of their last 29.
Dating back to June 10, the Mariners have scored 20 of their last 24 runs via home run.
Mitch Haniger (2×5, 2R, HR, 2 RBI) recorded his 2nd career walk-off hit, both home runs (also: 6/1 vs TB).
- Brings his RBI total to 52…entering play today, 52 RBI would rank 2nd in the AL (J.D. Martinez-BOS, 54).
- Has homered in back-to-back games.
- Leads the Major Leagues with 8 outfield assists this season.
Ryon Healy (3×4, 2 R, HR, RBI) has hit a home run in 3 consecutive games, marks the 2nd time in his career that he has homered in 3 straight games (also: May 4-7, 2017 w/OAK).
- Has recorded back-to-back multi-hit games.
- Is batting .545 (6×11) with 5 runs, 4 home runs, and 5 RBI during the current homestand.
Nelson Cruz (1×4, R, HR, 2 RBI) has homered in 4 of his last 5 games with a total of 5 home runs during that span (6/9-c)…has homered in 5 of his last 8 games, dating back to June 6 (6 home runs total).
- Is batting .318 (21×66) with 12 runs, 2 doubles, 9 home runs and 19 RBI in his last 18 games (5/26-c)…leads the Majors in home runs during that span.
Ben Gamel (1×1, BB, RBI) has hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games with an at-bat, dating back to May 16…during this span, he is batting .419 (26×62) with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 1 HBP, 7 walks and 3 stolen bases.
- Is batting .359 (33×92) since April 29…during this span, he has improved his batting average from .107 (3×28) to .300 (36×120).
- Is hitting .421 (24×57) in 20 home games this season.
- Picked up his first RBI since May 19 vs. Detroit with a single in the 2nd inning.
Jean Segura (3×5, R, 2B, RBI) recorded his 31st multi-hit game, tops in MLB… his 14 3-hit games also lead MLB.
- Has 19 multi-hit games in his last 31 games.
Mike Zunino (1×4, 2B, RBI) has hit safely in 9 of his last 12 games, batting .263 (10×38) with 5 runs, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 RBI, and 4 walks during that span (May 30 – current).
- The Mariners are 29-12 when he starts at catcher this season.
Denard Span (2×4, R) is batting .318 (14×44) with 7 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI since joining the Mariners.
- Recorded his 4th multi-hit game with the Mariners.
Marco Gonzales tossed 5.0 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts… marks his shortest start since April 19 vs HOU (4.2 IP, 3 ER).
- Has pitched 5+ innings and allowed 3 or fewer runs in 6 consecutive starts.
The Angels have lost 4 straight games.
Angels hitters recorded 2 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 home runs for the first time since April 13, 2014 vs New York-NL.
Mike Trout (2×3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB) drove in 6 of the 12 runs scored by the Angels this series.
- Was intentionally walked 2 times in today’s game…marks the 3rd time in his career that he has drawn 2 intentional walks vs. Seattle…joins Joe Mauer, Chet Lemon and Harold Baines as the only players to draw 2 intentional walks in 3 games vs. the Mariners.
- Has recorded multiple hits in all 6 games against Seattle this season, including 5 games with 3 hits.
- Is batting .640 (16×25) with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 5 walks and 1 stolen base vs. Seattle this season.
- Is batting .355 (32×90) with 22 runs, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 11 home runs and 20 RBI over his last 23 games.
Chris Young (3×4, 3 R, 3B, HR, RBI) recorded his first 3-hit game of the season (last: 9/26/17 w/BOS vs TOR)… marks his 2nd multi-hit game of the year… fell only a double short of hitting for the cycle.
David Fletcher (3×4, 3B, 2 RBI) made his Major League debut and recorded his first career hit with a 2-run triple in the top of the 4th inning… he becomes the 1st player to triple in his Major League debut since 8/16/16 when Mitch Haniger tripled vs. New York-NL in his debut.
Garrett Richards left the game with left hamstring tightness after pitching only 2.0 innings and allowing 2 earned runs, marks his shortest outing since he tossed 1.2 innings and allowed 9 runs (5 earned) vs New York-AL on April 28…threw 35 pitches in today’s start.
Ian Kinsler (1×4, R, 2B, BB) snapped a 0x10 skid with a double in the top of the 3rd inning.
Zack Cozart (0x0, BB) left the game with a left shoulder strain.