Angels cant overcome Lincecum’s rough outing, Fall 6-4

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Updated: August 5, 2016

The Angels hit the road for a eight game, three city road trip. The first stop would be in Seattle as they took on the Seattle Mariners, Friday night at Safeco Field. The pitching match-up featured Tim Lincecum for the Angels, against Felix Hernandez for the Mariners.

The Angels would score three runs in the first, courtesy of a three-run home run by Mike Trout, his 20th of the year. The Mariners would answer back in the bottom half of the first, as their first two batters of the inning would single. Next batter of the inning was Robinson Cano, who singled home Aoki for the Mariners first run of the game. Three batters later, Adam Lind ripped a one-out single to right, scoring Seth Smith as the Mariners cut the lead to 3-2. Next batter was Leonys Martin, who hit a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Cano and tying up the game at three. Then Mike Zunino would homer to left, as the Mariners now led 6-3 in the first. Lincecum would only last three and one-third innings as he was pulled with a runner on first and out in the fourth. He was relieved by Jose Alvarez who went two scoreless innings. In the fifth, the Angels would get a run back as Jett Bandy hit a solo shot to center, cutting the Mariners lead to 6-4. Deolis Guerra would keep the Angels in the game, as he provided an inning and two-thirds of scoreless ball out of the bullpen. Felix Hernandez settled down after a rough first inning and would give up just three hits in his eight innings of work. In the ninth, Edwin Diaz would strikeout the side to end the ballgame as the Mariners took game one 6-4 over the Angels.

The winning pitcher was Felix Hernandez, who allowed just gave up four runs on three hits, walked three and struck out six in his eight innings of work. He improves to 6-4 on the season. The loss was charged to Tim Lincecum, who allowed six runs in just three and one-third innings, as he falls to 2-6 on the season with his ERA at a season high, 9.16. Edwin Diaz notched his third save of the year. The series continues on Saturday, as Angels’ starter,Tyler Skaggs (1-0) faces off against Taijuan Walker (4-7) for the Mariners.

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