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Angels 3, Mariners 2 (11)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Chris Iannetta drove in Kole Calhoun with a two-out hit in the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Friday night for their eighth victory in 10 games.

Matt Shoemaker pitched five scoreless innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut for the Angels, who came back from a late two-run deficit and several missed opportunities to win the opener of the final homestand in their disappointing season.

After Calhoun's one-out hit off rookie Bobby LaFromboise (0-1), Iannetta put a long single into deepest left-center. Calhoun slid home to give Iannetta his fifth career game-ending hit.

Nick Franklin had three hits for the Mariners, who have lost 10 of 12 to fall 20 games below .500.

Cory Rasmus (1-1) pitched the 11th to earn his first major league victory.

Los Angeles has won 20 of 27 to move within three games of .500, even avoiding mathematical elimination from the playoff race for one more day.

Michael Saunders opened the scoring with a two-run single in the seventh for Seattle, but Andrew Romine answered with a two-run single for Los Angeles later in the inning.

Shoemaker, who turns 27 next week, made an impressive debut at Angel Stadium after a six-year minor league career. The right-hander, who went 11-13 for Triple-A Salt Lake this season, got his big-league break on Thursday when Jered Weaver was scratched from his scheduled start with tightness in his right forearm.

Shoemaker then joined Weaver as the only Angels pitchers to strike out at least five batters without allowing a run in their major league debuts. Shoemaker showcased a nasty splitter while striking out the side in the first inning before finishing with five strikeouts and two walks.

Seattle rallied in the seventh against Angels reliever Michael Kohn, whose step-slow coverage of first base on a two-out grounder allowed Dustin Ackley to beat it out. Saunders then delivered a single to center with the bases loaded.

Erasmo Ramirez matched each of Shoemaker's zeros, twice stranding runners on third base and inducing two key double-play grounders while pitching six-hit ball into the seventh inning.

He only got into trouble after Kyle Seager's throwing error started Los Angeles' tying rally in the seventh. Shortly after Ramirez left with tightness in his groin, Romine delivered a solid two-out single off Chance Ruffin to tie it.

The Angels stranded two runners in the eighth and again in the 10th. The Mariners intentionally walked Mike Trout in both innings to pitch to Josh Hamilton, who couldn't connect in either opportunity.

NOTES: Ramirez will be re-evaluated Saturday. ... Shoemaker is the Angels' 11th starting pitcher this season. He became the first Angels starter to strike out the side in the first inning of his major league debut since Kyle Abbott did it in 1991. ... Hamilton homered off Ramirez in the pitcher's major league debut early last season. ... Seager's Mariners-record streak of 106 consecutive starts at third base ended with the veteran sitting in favor of youngster Carlos Triunfel. Seager struck out as a pinch-hitter with two runners on in the seventh, and made a bad throw on Trumbo's grounder in the bottom half of the inning.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

A. Romine
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Seattle

M. Saunders
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Seattle Mariners
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dustin Ackley, 2B5020013 .253
Michael Saunders, CF4022112 .240
Franklin Gutierrez, RF5000025 .250
Kendrys Morales, DH5000032 .277
Raul Ibanez, LF3000211 .250
Justin Smoak, 1B5000012 .243
Nick Franklin, SS5130011 .222
Mike Zunino, C3100103 .211
   Abraham Almonte, PR0000000 .288
   Henry Blanco, C1000010 .137
Carlos Triunfel, 3B2000001 .122
   a-Kyle Seager, PH-3B2000112 .267
Erasmo Ramirez, P0000000 .000
   Oliver Perez, P0000000 .000
   Chance Ruffin, P0000000 .000
   Lucas Luetge, P0000000 .000
   Carter Capps, P0000000 .000
   Bobby LaFromboise, P0000000 .000
Totals40272512  
a-struck out for Triunfel in the 7th
Batting
2B - Michael Saunders (22, Boshers), Nick Franklin (19, Kohn)
RBI - Michael Saunders 2 (44)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Saunders 2 (14)
SB - Michael Saunders (13, 3rd base off Shoemaker/Conger)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Ackley-Franklin-Smoak, Ackley-Franklin-Smoak-Ackley-Franklin-Smoak, Ackley-Franklin-Smoak-Ackley-Franklin-Smoak-Ackley-Franklin-Smoak
E - Kyle Seager (15, Throwing)
Seattle Mariners
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Erasmo Ramirez 6620130 4.56
Oliver Perez (H,8) 0.1000000 3.53
Chance Ruffin (BS,1) 0.2200110 7.04
Lucas Luetge 0.1000010 4.63
Carter Capps 2000210 5.75
Bobby LaFromboise (L,0-1) 1.1211000 7.88
IBB - Trout by Chance Ruffin, Trout by Carter Capps
Pitches-Strikes - Erasmo Ramirez 93-68, Oliver Perez 2-2, Chance Ruffin 17-9, Lucas Luetge 6-3, Carter Capps 27-14, Bobby LaFromboise 21-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Erasmo Ramirez 12-2, Oliver Perez 1-0, Chance Ruffin 1-0, Carter Capps 2-3, Bobby LaFromboise 2-1
Batters Faced - Erasmo Ramirez 24, Oliver Perez 1, Chance Ruffin 5, Lucas Luetge 1, Carter Capps 8, Bobby LaFromboise 5
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
J.B. Shuck, LF4000104 .293
Howie Kendrick, 2B4020010 .304
Mike Trout, CF3010201 .330
Josh Hamilton, DH5010014 .245
Mark Trumbo, 1B5100014 .238
Kole Calhoun, RF4220102 .294
Erick Aybar, SS4000002 .268
Hank Conger, C2000011 .259
   a-Collin Cowgill, PH0000000 .204
   b-Efren Navarro, PH1000012 .000
   Chris Iannetta, C2011010 .228
Andrew Romine, 3B4032000 .272
Matt Shoemaker, P0000000 .000
   Buddy Boshers, P0000000 .000
   Michael Kohn, P0000000 .000
   Dane De La Rosa, P0000000 .000
   Ernesto Frieri, P0000000 .000
   J.C. Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
   Cory Rasmus, P0000000 .000
Totals38310346  
a-announced for Conger in the 7th
b-struck out for Cowgill in the 7th
Batting
2B - Howie Kendrick (18, Ruffin)
SH - Howie Kendrick (3), Erick Aybar (8)
RBI - Chris Iannetta (39), Andrew Romine 2 (9)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Iannetta (15), Andrew Romine 2 (6)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Hank Conger (7, Throwing)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Shoemaker 5200250 0.00
Buddy Boshers 1100020 3.29
Michael Kohn 1322110 3.61
Dane De La Rosa 1000010 2.99
Ernesto Frieri 1100110 3.56
J.C. Gutierrez 1000100 3.91
Cory Rasmus (W,1-1) 1000020 5.12
WP - Matt Shoemaker (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Shoemaker 93-60, Buddy Boshers 24-13, Michael Kohn 26-15, Dane De La Rosa 19-11, Ernesto Frieri 19-12, J.C. Gutierrez 11-5, Cory Rasmus 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Shoemaker 5-5, Ernesto Frieri 1-1, J.C. Gutierrez 1-2, Cory Rasmus 1-0
Batters Faced - Matt Shoemaker 19, Buddy Boshers 4, Michael Kohn 7, Dane De La Rosa 3, Ernesto Frieri 5, J.C. Gutierrez 4, Cory Rasmus 3
Game Information
Attendance - 39469
Game Time - 4:10
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Jim Joyce