Gonzales goes 7, Freitas homers as Mariners top Angels 3-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) David Freitas' toddler son was mimicking a home run trot outside the Mariners' clubhouse late Wednesday night, waiting to show dad what he had learned.

A few hours earlier, Freitas hit his first major league home run on the way to catching a shutout for Seattle in a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

''If you look at my past career in the minor leagues, maybe six or seven years in the minor leagues to get my first call-up (in 2017), I came a long way since 2010,'' said Freitas, who reached base three times for the first time in his career. ''It was a proud moment for me and especially since I had my mom, my wife and my son all here. They got to share this, too.''

Mariners starter Marco Gonzales (10-5) retired his first 10 batters and tossed seven sharp innings. He gave up just two hits and struck out four without issuing a walk.

''It seems like we face him every time we play the Mariners,'' Angels star Mike Trout said. ''He just keeps you off balance. You can't miss a pitch on him. He's at the corners and you just can't miss a pitch.''

Alex Colome pitched the eighth and All-Star closer Edwin Diaz worked a perfect ninth for his major league-leading 36th save.

As good as Gonzales was, he really enjoyed talking about Freitas afterward.

''That was really fun to see,'' the left-hander said. ''Those who know him know that he's an absolute phenomenal guy. I'm so happy for him to have some success and he has been great behind the plate.''

Freitas, who had been hitless in seven at-bats since being recalled July 5, went deep in the third against starter Jaime Barria. It was Freitas' 32nd career game, 26 with the Mariners.

Barria (5-6) allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings with five strikeouts and no walks. The right-hander has lost his last five decisions, including the past two to Seattle.

The Mariners have won 11 of 15 overall. They improved to 27-18 on the road.

Seattle shortstop Jean Segura reached base twice after finding out Wednesday he won the online vote for the final AL All-Star spot. He doubled and was hit by a pitch on the left arm.

Los Angeles did not have a baserunner until the fourth, when Andrelton Simmons hit a comebacker off Gonzales' left leg for a single. Trout followed with a single before Gonzales retired his next 11 batters.

The Angels are 7-17 in games started by an opposing left-handed pitcher, and their 78 runs scored against lefties are the second-fewest in baseball to the San Diego Padres' 73.

''We've looked at everything and historically, we have some guys that are really, really dynamic hitters against left-handed pitching,'' manager Mike Scioscia said. ''They just haven't really gotten into a groove for whatever reason.''

After Freitas gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead in the third, Segura doubled leading off the fourth and Mitch Haniger was hit by a pitch. A wild pitch from Barria put both runners in scoring position, and All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz delivered a two-run single for a 3-0 lead.

REMAIN STANDING, PLEASE

As a precaution, Gonzales declined to take a seat between innings after he was hit in the back of the left leg by Simmons' comebacker.

''He was in the batting cage running, trying to keep it loose because once you calm that thing down, it tightens up,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said.

His active evening paid dividends. Gonzales not only earned his seventh victory since May 17, he became the 10th pitcher in Mariners history to reach 10 wins before the All-Star break.

''I tried to block it out,'' Gonzales said, adding he took some pain medication. ''I tried to just keep throwing pitches and keep us in the ballgame. But I was thinking about it. It was pretty painful at first.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: C Mike Zunino (bruised left ankle) should be ready to return after the All-Star break, according to Servais. ... RHP Erasmo Ramirez (right lat strain) threw a 25-pitch bullpen at Class A Everett and will advance to 40 pitches before beginning a minor league rehab assignment. ... RHP Dan Altavilla (right elbow flexor strain) has started to play catch but is not yet throwing from a mound.

Angels: RHP Garrett Richards was diagnosed with damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and placed on the 10-day disabled list. Richards will decide on surgery or a more conservative rehabilitation process. ... RHP Shohei Ohtani (elbow), already back on the active roster as a designated hitter, will be re-evaluated July 19 in an exam that could determine if he can begin the rehab process to make a return to the mound.

UP NEXT

Mariners LHP James Paxton (8-3, 3.49 ERA) will pitch Thursday on normal rest, moving into the rotation spot left unoccupied when RHP Felix Hernandez (back soreness) went on the 10-day DL. Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs (6-5, 2.64), who had a 0.84 ERA in five June starts, is expected to come off the DL after recovering from a groin strain.

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  • W: M. Gonzales (10-5)L: J. Barria (5-6)S: E. Diaz (36)
  • HR: SEA - D. Freitas (1)
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D. Gordon 2B40100011.284.303.351.6540.5
J. Segura SS31100002.329.358.469.8274.0
M. Haniger RF31100022.274.360.500.8602.0
N. Cruz DH30120001.265.361.541.9014.0
K. Seager 3B40000005.236.286.433.7190.0
R. Healy 1B40000011.241.271.459.729-0.5
B. Gamel LF40000010.273.347.375.722-0.5
G. Heredia CF40000020.230.319.315.634-1.0
D. Freitas C21211100.217.299.319.6188.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fletcher 3B30000000.262.308.328.6360.0
    a- S. Ohtani PH10000010.272.353.507.860-0.5
    A. Simmons SS40100000.311.371.439.8101.0
    M. Trout CF40100010.314.455.6211.0760.5
    J. Upton LF30000012.246.336.428.764-0.5
    A. Pujols DH30000002.245.284.411.6950.0
    I. Kinsler 2B20000000.212.274.368.6421.0
    J. Marte 1B20000000.242.289.407.6950.0
    b- L. Valbuena PH-1B10000001.212.256.357.6130.0
    M. Maldonado C30000021.241.300.361.661-1.0
    K. Calhoun RF30000011.178.229.277.506-0.5
    • a-struck out for Fletcher in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Marte in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Segura (25)
    • HR - D. Freitas
    • RBI - N. Cruz 2 (55), D. Freitas (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Freitas (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Barria-Simmons-Marte; Simmons-Kinsler-Marte)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales (W, 10-5)7.02000403.411.1631.0
    A. Colome (H, 14)1.00000104.231.333.5
    E. Diaz (S, 36)1.00000102.250.7910.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales (W, 10-5)7.0
    A. Colome (H, 14)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 36)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Barria (L, 5-6)5.05330513.551.214.5
    C. Bedrosian1.00000003.021.393.0
    H. Robles1.00000004.301.363.0
    D. McGuire1.01001106.101.501.5
    O. Drake1.00000107.841.893.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Barria (L, 5-6)5.0
    C. Bedrosian1.0
    H. Robles1.0
    D. McGuire1.0
    O. Drake1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Colome (7)
    • HBP - A. Colome (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 82-57, A. Colome 15-9, E. Diaz 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 8-9, A. Colome 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 23, A. Colome 4, E. Diaz 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Barria (2)
    • HBP - J. Barria 2 (5), D. McGuire
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 78-49, C. Bedrosian 8-5, H. Robles 9-5, D. McGuire 25-11, O. Drake 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 4-5, C. Bedrosian 2-0, H. Robles 3-0, O. Drake 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Barria 21, C. Bedrosian 2, H. Robles 3, D. McGuire 6, O. Drake 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B40100011.284.303.351.6540.5
    J. Segura SS31100002.329.358.469.8274.0
    M. Haniger RF31100022.274.360.500.8602.0
    N. Cruz DH30120001.265.361.541.9014.0
    K. Seager 3B40000005.236.286.433.7190.0
    R. Healy 1B40000011.241.271.459.729-0.5
    B. Gamel LF40000010.273.347.375.722-0.5
    G. Heredia CF40000020.230.319.315.634-1.0
    D. Freitas C21211100.217.299.319.6188.0
    Total3136311712-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Fletcher 3B30000000.262.308.328.6360.0
      a- S. Ohtani PH10000010.272.353.507.860-0.5
      A. Simmons SS40100000.311.371.439.8101.0
      M. Trout CF40100010.314.455.6211.0760.5
      J. Upton LF30000012.246.336.428.764-0.5
      A. Pujols DH30000002.245.284.411.6950.0
      I. Kinsler 2B20000000.212.274.368.6421.0
      J. Marte 1B20000000.242.289.407.6950.0
      b- L. Valbuena PH-1B10000001.212.256.357.6130.0
      M. Maldonado C30000021.241.300.361.661-1.0
      K. Calhoun RF30000011.178.229.277.506-0.5
      Total290200067-----
      • a-struck out for Fletcher in the 9th
      • b-grounded out for Marte in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (25)
      • HR - D. Freitas
      • RBI - N. Cruz 2 (55), D. Freitas (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Freitas (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Barria-Simmons-Marte; Simmons-Kinsler-Marte)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (W, 10-5)7.02000403.411.1631.0
      A. Colome (H, 14)1.00000104.231.333.5
      E. Diaz (S, 36)1.00000102.250.7910.5
      Total9.0200060---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (W, 10-5)7.0
      A. Colome (H, 14)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 36)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Barria (L, 5-6)5.05330513.551.214.5
      C. Bedrosian1.00000003.021.393.0
      H. Robles1.00000004.301.363.0
      D. McGuire1.01001106.101.501.5
      O. Drake1.00000107.841.893.5
      Total9.0633171---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Barria (L, 5-6)5.0
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      D. McGuire1.0
      O. Drake1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Colome (7)
      • HBP - A. Colome (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 82-57, A. Colome 15-9, E. Diaz 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 8-9, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 23, A. Colome 4, E. Diaz 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Barria (2)
      • HBP - J. Barria 2 (5), D. McGuire
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 78-49, C. Bedrosian 8-5, H. Robles 9-5, D. McGuire 25-11, O. Drake 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 4-5, C. Bedrosian 2-0, H. Robles 3-0, O. Drake 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Barria 21, C. Bedrosian 2, H. Robles 3, D. McGuire 6, O. Drake 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Cruz singled to center, Segura and Haniger scored30
      • 3RD INNING
        Freitas homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Oliver Drake relieved Deck McGuire
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel grounded out to first
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Heredia popped out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Alex Colome
        • Shohei Ohtani hit for David Fletcher
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Simmons lined out to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Trout lined out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Deck McGuire relieved Hansel Robles
        • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freitas walked
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to center, Freitas to second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Segura popped out to first
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz hit by pitch, Freitas to third, Gordon to second
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Seager lined out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Colome relieved Marco Gonzales
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler hit by pitch
        • Luis Valbuena hit for Jefry Marte
        • L. Valbuena: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Kinsler to second on wild pitch, Ball, Valbuena grounded out to second, Kinsler to third
        • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Hansel Robles relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Healy grounded out to third
        • B. Gamel: Gamel grounded out to first
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Heredia grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Ball, Trout flied out to deep right
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Upton lined out to shortstop
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols lined out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Barria Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Segura hit by pitch
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger singled to center, Segura to second
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Jaime Barria
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Segura to third, Haniger out at second
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Seager grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to left
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Barria Pitching:
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
        • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Freitas singled to center
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep left
        • J. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Maldonado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Barria Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura doubled to deep left
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Haniger hit by pitch
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Segura to third, Haniger to second on wild pitch, Cruz singled to center, Segura and Haniger scored
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to deep center
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Cruz out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout singled to right, Simmons to second
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • A. Pujols: Pujols grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Barria Pitching:
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel grounded out to second
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
        • D. Freitas: Freitas homered to right center
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gordon grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado flied out to deep right
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Barria Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded out to third
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager popped out to third
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Healy flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Upton grounded out to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pujols popped out to second
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler popped out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Barria Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon lined out to left
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura flied out to deep right
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher flied out to deep left
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Trout struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)