Tonight Jose Suarez went up against reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray.
Luis Rengifo got the scoring started in the first inning with this solo shot.
Then, in the third inning, he got another RBI by plating David Fletcher on this single.
In the fifth inning he reached on a throwing error by second baseman Adam Frazier to score Shohei Ohtani, who had tripled. Maybe Robbie Ray doesn’t own Shohei after all. Unfortunately, after review, Luis Rengifo was ruled to be out and that third RBI was taken back off the board.
Adam Frazier singled. Sam Haggerty singled. Julio Rodriguez singled. The bases are loaded with one out for Ty France. France drove in Frazier and Haggerty with a single to right whereupon Suarez was replaced by Jimmy Herget. Jesse Winker scored Julio Rodriguez with a sacrifice fly. Mitch Haniger finally made the third out. 3-2 Seattle.
Taylor Ward then came up and singled to put a man on in the Angels half of the sixth inning. He advanced to second base on a fielding error by Jesse Winker. Jared Walsh and Magneuris Sierra made quiet outs to keep the score at 3-2 Seattle.
Nothing really happened until David Fletcher got a two out five pitch walk in the bottom of the seventh. Shohei Ohtani came up and hit a ground ball single to center bringing up Luis Rengifo who struck out to end the inning.
In the eighth inning, Jimmy Herget gave up a quick two out single to Julio Rodriguez and then proceeded to walk Ty France on five pitches before finally getting Jesse Winker out to end the Seattle half of the inning. The Angels did nothing in their half of the eighth inning.
Jesse Chavez came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning. He issued a one out walk to Eugenio Suarez. Curt Casali got a two out single. Adam Frazier then plated two more Seattle Runs with a triple to right. 5-2 Mariners. Sam Haggerty singled to score Adam Frazier. 6-2 Mariners. Julio Rodriguez homered to right center to make it 8-2 Mariners. Ty France finally struck out to end the Mariners half of the ninth inning.
Magneuris Sierra made out number one on a soft grounder to third. Jose Rojas grounded out to first. Steven Duggar did Steven Duggar things to make the third out. The Angels lose 8-2.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi