Seat­tle 3, An­gels 1

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Mike DiGiovanna

KEY MO­MENT: Trail­ing, 2- 1, in the sixth, the An­gels put run­ners on sec­ond and third with one out when Mike Trout sin­gled, Al­bert Pu­jols was hit by a pitch and Erick Ay­bar bunted the run­ners up. But Seat­tle’s Tai­juan Walker struck out David Freese and got Matt Joyce to fly to deep right.

AT THE PLATE: Trout drove his 19th homer of the sea­son and first in 13 games deep into the right- field seats in the first. The An­gels, who have scored 13 runs in their last six games, put two on with one out in the eighth, but Johnny Gi­avotella grounded into a 5- 4- 3 dou­ble play. Seat­tle scored in the fifth when for­mer An­gel Mark Trumbo dou­bled to right and came home on Brad Miller’s dou­ble to left and in the sixth on Austin Jack­son’s sin­gle and Nel­son Cruz’s RBI dou­ble. Robin­son Cano hit a solo homer in the eighth.

ON THE MOUND: An­gels right- han­der Matt Shoe­maker ( 4- 6) gave p two runs and seven hits in six in­nings. In his pre­vi­ous two starts, he gave up eight earned runs and 14 hits in 92⁄3 in­nings. Walker ( 6- 6) al­lowed one run and seven hits in seven in­nings, strik­ing out six and walk­ing none.

IN THE FIELD: With a run­ner on third and two outs in the third, Ay­bar, the An­gels short­stop, back­handed Jack­son’s grounder in the hole, leaped and made a one- hop throw to first for a run- sav­ing out. The Mariners ex­e­cuted a per­fect re­lay play in the fourth to cut down Ay­bar, who was try­ing to stretch a dou­ble to right- cen­ter into a triple.

AY­BAR OUT: Ay­bar left the game in the top of the sev­enth be­cause of left- ham­string tight­ness, an in­jury he suf­fered run­ning to first on his sixth- in­ning bunt. Ay­bar missed two games in late May be­cause of the same in­jury, and Man­ager Mike Scios­cia does not be­lieve this in­jury is se­ri­ous.

RE­HAB RE­PORT: Tyler Skaggs, 11 months into re­cov­ery from Tommy John surgery, threw off a mound again Fri­day. He said he “feels real good” and has had no ma­jor set­backs, but he will not pitch this sea­son.

ON THE RISE: Top pitch­ing prospect Sean New­comb, a left- han­der who is 3- 0 with a 3.82 ERA in eight starts for Class- A In­land Em­pire, has been se­lected for the July 12 Fu­tures Game in Cincinnati.

UP NEXT: Right- han­der Gar­rett Richards ( 7- 5, 3.66 ERA) will op­pose Seat­tle left- han­der J. A. Happ ( 3- 4, 3.78) at An­gel Sta­dium on Satur­day at 4: 15 p. m. TV: FS1; Ra­dio: 830.

Stephen Dunn Getty I mages

ERICK AY­BAR is tagged out at third by Seat­tle’s Kyle Sea­ger as um­pire Chris Guc­cione watches the play.

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