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Angels edge M's in 16th on Navarro pinch-hit single wire reports

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Efren Navarro singled home a run with two outs in the 16th inning on Friday night, and the Los Angeles Angels came out of the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners -- and a new closer.

After the 10th inning, the Angels announced they had acquired two-time All-Star Huston Street from the San Diego Padres in a multiplayer deal that included five minor leaguers.

Dominic Leone (2-2), the eighth Mariners pitcher, gave up a one-out double to All-Star MVP Mike Trout in the 16th and intentionally walked Josh Hamilton with two out after a comebacker by Albert Pujols. Navarro batted for John McDonald and stroked the first pitch up the middle to bring home Trout.

Hector Santiago (2-7), the ninth Angels pitcher, allowed one hit over 2 1-3 innings to get the victory.

The victory, coupled with Oakland's 5-4 win against Baltimore, kept the Angels within 1 1-2 games of the Athletics for the AL West lead. They have won six straight, and are a major league-best 27-9 since June 6.

Robinson Cano, who was 4 for 6 with a walk, greeted Jason Grilli with a leadoff drive to right-center in the 10th and got to second with a pop-up slide. But shortstop McDonald, who had entered the game as a pinch-runner for the injured Erick Aybar, kept his glove on Cano after getting Trout's relay from center field. Angels manager Mike Scioscia requested a video review, and Cano was ruled out.

Aybar led off the ninth with a single against Charlie Furbush, but left with a groin injury as Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon switched to Danny Farquhar. McDonald advanced on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice, but Farquhar struck out David Freese and C.J. Cron.

Jered Weaver was charged with two runs and six hits in six-plus innings, striking out eight and walking two.

Seattle righty Hisashi Iwakuma allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings and was lifted after just 77 pitches. The new no-collision rule played a huge part in the Angels scoring the game's first run, after Hendrick led off their two-run fifth with a single and came all the way around on Freese's double to the wall in right-center.

Second baseman Cano got the relay from right fielder Chavez and got the ball to the plate in plenty of time to get Kendrick, who jarred the ball loose from Mike Zunino's glove on an attempted sweep tag. Freese continued to third on Zunino's error and scored on Hank Conger's single through a drawn-in infield.


The worst-line-of-the-night award went to Mariners 3B Kyle Seager, who was 0 for 7 with three strikeouts. ... Seattle RHP Tom Wilhelmsen allowed one hit over four innings, struck out four and threw 51 pitches in the longest of his 192 big league appearances. ... The Angels agreed to terms with LHP Sean Newcomb, their No.1 draft pick last month and the 15th overall selection. ... When Weaver threw a called third strike past James Jones in the fourth, he became the second Angels pitcher with at least 100 strikeouts in nine consecutive seasons. LHP Chuck Finley had a 12-year streak from 1988 through 1999. All-time strikeout king Nolan Ryan spent eight seasons with the Halos.

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After the A's win on a walk-off homer, the Angels keep pace with a 16-inning victory over the Mariners.  (USATSI)
After the A's win on a walk-off homer, the Angels keep pace with a 16-inning victory over the Mariners. (USATSI)

Players of the Game

R. Cano
AB 6
R 0
H 4
HR 0
Los Angeles

M. Trout
AB 7
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Seattle Mariners
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James Jones, CF6020032.288
   a-Corey Hart, PH1000011.213
   Stefen Romero, RF0000000.196
Robinson Cano, 2B6040102.340
Kyle Seager, 3B7000036.273
Logan Morrison, DH5000201.221
Justin Smoak, 1B5020014.206
   Willie Bloomquist, PR-1B1010100.275
Dustin Ackley, LF5120001.229
Brad Miller, SS7121034.206
Mike Zunino, C7000012.201
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   Joe Beimel, P0000000.000
   Yoervis Medina, P0000000.000
   Charlie Furbush, P0000000.000
   Danny Farquhar, P0000000.000
   Brandon Maurer, P0000000.000
   Tom Wilhelmsen, P0000000.000
   Dominic Leone, P0000000.000
a-struck out for Jones in the 14th
2B - Justin Smoak (13, Jer. Weaver), Dustin Ackley (15, Jer. Weaver)
SH - Dustin Ackley 2 (2)
RBI - Endy Chavez (9), Brad Miller (25)
SB - James Jones (18, 2nd base off Jer. Weaver/Conger)
CS - Brad Miller (2, 2nd base by Santiago/Conger)
Team LOB - 14
DP - Zunino-Cano
E - Mike Zunino (5, Missed catch of throw)
Seattle Mariners
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Yoervis Medina 0.1100000 2.20
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Danny Farquhar 2100030 2.74
Brandon Maurer 1000020 5.52
Tom Wilhelmsen 4100040 2.35
Dominic Leone (L,2-2) 0.2211100 2.03
IBB - Hamilton by Dominic Leone
Pitches-Strikes - Hisashi Iwakuma 77-56, Joe Beimel 3-2, Yoervis Medina 7-4, Charlie Furbush 7-5, Danny Farquhar 22-16, Brandon Maurer 12-8, Tom Wilhelmsen 51-37, Dominic Leone 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hisashi Iwakuma 6-12, Joe Beimel 1-0, Yoervis Medina 1-0, Danny Farquhar 2-0, Brandon Maurer 1-0, Tom Wilhelmsen 4-4, Dominic Leone 2-0
Batters Faced - Hisashi Iwakuma 27, Joe Beimel 1, Yoervis Medina 2, Charlie Furbush 2, Danny Farquhar 6, Brandon Maurer 3, Tom Wilhelmsen 13, Dominic Leone 5
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
Kole Calhoun, RF7010021.290
Mike Trout, CF7130012.313
Albert Pujols, 1B7010013.276
Josh Hamilton, LF6000132.286
Erick Aybar, SS4010001.283
   John McDonald, PR-SS2000010.192
   a-Efren Navarro, PH1011000.333
Howie Kendrick, 2B5120000.292
David Freese, 3B6121022.255
C.J. Cron, DH6000024.269
Hank Conger, C6011012.236
Jered Weaver, P0000000.000
   Mike Morin, P0000000.000
   Joe Thatcher, P0000000.000
   Kevin Jepsen, P0000000.000
   Joe Smith, P0000000.000
   Jason Grilli, P0000000.000
   Fernando Salas, P0000000.000
   Cory Rasmus, P0000000.000
   Hector Santiago, P0000000.333
a-doubled for McDonald in the 16th
2B - Mike Trout 2 (28, Medina), Efren Navarro (7, Leone), David Freese (11, Iwakuma)
SH - Howie Kendrick (2)
RBI - Efren Navarro (5), David Freese (32), Hank Conger (20)
2-OUT RBI - Efren Navarro (3)
CS - Kole Calhoun (2, 2nd base by Farquhar/Zunino)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Mike Trout 1
DP - Kendrick-Freese-Pujols, Kendrick-Freese-Pujols-Salas-McDonald
E - David Freese (2, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
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Joe Smith 1100010 2.27
Jason Grilli 1100000 3.81
Fernando Salas 1100000 2.93
Cory Rasmus 2.1200120 2.33
Hector Santiago (W,2-7) 2.2200020 4.32
Pitches-Strikes - Jered Weaver 104-69, Mike Morin 13-10, Joe Thatcher 2-2, Kevin Jepsen 10-5, Joe Smith 14-10, Jason Grilli 8-5, Fernando Salas 12-7, Cory Rasmus 32-22, Hector Santiago 38-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jered Weaver 1-9, Mike Morin 1-0, Joe Thatcher 1-0, Kevin Jepsen 2-0, Joe Smith 1-1, Jason Grilli 2-0, Fernando Salas 1-1, Cory Rasmus 3-2, Hector Santiago 3-3
Batters Faced - Jered Weaver 26, Mike Morin 4, Joe Thatcher 1, Kevin Jepsen 3, Joe Smith 4, Jason Grilli 3, Fernando Salas 3, Cory Rasmus 10, Hector Santiago 10
Game Information
Attendance - 42517
Game Time - 5:14
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Ted Barrett, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Adam Hamari