Seattle-José Suarez made five solid runs, Brandon Marsh tallied all the offenses by a double and gave the Los Angeles Angels a 2-1 lead over Seattle’s post-season hopes on Friday night.
Seattle tied with Toronto, one game behind Boston in the second AL wild-card game. The Mariners have won 10 of the last 11, and he started the day with the knowledge that the Angels’ sweep would force at least one playoff next Monday.
Once again they needed the help of others to end 20 years of post-season drought.
Kyle Kaiser doubled for ninth in Seattle, but Ressel Iglesias reclaimed Louis Torrance, Abraham Torow and Jared Kielnik to save 34.
Suarez (8-8) was excellent for five rounds, the only damage coming from Toro’s double and colon double from RBI. Otherwise, the Mariners were eliminated by the leftists, who finished the season with three wins in the last four after joining the Angels’ rotation in July.
An alliance of Mike Myers, Jose Quezada, Steve Chechik and Iglesias halted the last four rounds in Seattle and sent the first selling crowd from the full Seattle stadium to more than 44,000 out of the house.
Seattle knew after first court they needed a win to advance to Boston and advance beyond Toronto. And most nights, these fans were full of nervous energy, waiting for an attack that would never come.
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Torrance started season seven, season two, and season three debut at the start of his career three times. Toru walked away, but Seattle failed in three attempts to catch the runner from the third floor.
Quizada came in and hit Kelenic with a swing, wondering what a four-ball was. Tom Murphy was out in fours and Dylan Moore went 3-2.
Seattle’s Marco Gonzalez struggled in the same game, but it was enough to incur a loss down the left. Gonzalez (10-6) Luis Rengivo and David Fletcher entered third. Marsh drove the fastball 2-2 deep into the left midfield and Moore was unable to run into the deep ball, allowing both Renjivo and Fletcher to score.
Gonzalez survived the innings with a double wrench from the Suzuki racket and finished with six innings, only three wins and five runs.
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The top four Seattle runners, JB Crawford, de France, Mitch Honegger and Caesar, had a tragic night, scoring 15 runs by three strokes and hitting 2 doubles.
The Seattle chapter of the American Baseball Writers Association presented its annual award before the game Friday. France chose the best player of the year. Chris Flexon received Jug of the Year award; Crawford received the Ansang Hero Award.
The Angels LHP Reid Deadmers season finale begins on Sunday. The angels had announced earlier that Shoaib Ahdani will not start on Sunday and will avoid his last role in the session. Deadmers Season 5 has started, but since August 21. Manager Joe Madden said there will be a limited number of pitches.
“If you go to five rounds, 75 pitches, I think we’ll all enjoy it,” Madden said.
Angels: LZ Jonathan Diaz (1-0, 3.12) will make his third major league appearance and second start. Diaz allowed a run in seven rounds in his win over Seattle last week.
Marines: RHP Chris Flexon (14-6, 3.67) takes the floor in a must-win match. The Mariners were 21-9 in the Flixon 30’s early start this season.
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