The Angels just keep on fighting. Now the question is, will they fall short? The Angels fought back and came from behind to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 and remain two games out of a wild card spot with less than a week to go.
The Angels actually had a lead in this one to start. In the second inning, Kendrys Morales and Alberto Callaspo singled and Erick Aybar drove them in with a double. The Mariners came right back in the third. C.J. Wilson‘s control problems reared its ugly head when he walked Casper Wells and Chone Figgins to start the inning. Brendan Ryan drove in Wells with a single, and two batters later, Franklin Gutierrez hit a sac fly to tie it.In the fourth, Justin Smoak hit his 18th homer of the year. The Angels tied in the bottom of the seventh. Chris Iannetta singled and two batters later, Torii Hunter drove in pinch runner Peter Bourjos.
Then the ninth inning. Maicer Izturis led off with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. Bourjos bunted him over to third. Mike Trout was walked intentionally to pitch to Hunter. Hunter made the Mariners pay with the game winning single.
Dan Haren looks to extend the winning streak to six against Hisashi Iwakauma at 12:35PT/3:35ET