Valbuena doubles, Trout homers lead to Angels past Mariners

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The game meant little, the postseason aspirations of the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners having been vanquished before their final weekend series began Friday night.

No one watching would have thought the game meaningless.

Both teams played their starters and emptied their bullpens before Luis Valbuena's pinch-hit two-run double in the eighth capped a four-run rally to give the Angels a 6-5 victory that overcame three Seattle home runs.

Mike Trout hit two home runs for the Angels, in the process becoming the fifth player in major league history to collect 1,000 hits and 200 home runs by their age 25 season. He joined Alex Rodriguez, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx.

Trout turned 26 last month.

''He's a great player and he's had our number,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''You have small windows. You have to attack him and if you miss, he's going to make you pay.''

Trout has hit more home runs against the Mariners (26) than any other team.

The Mariners got back-to-back home runs from Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager in the fourth against Tyler Skaggs to overcome Trout's first solo homer, his 200th. They added another run on Robinson Cano's single in the fifth and Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer in the sixth that gave Seattle a 5-2 lead.

Trout began the Angels' 47th comeback of the season - matching their 2009 club record - with a homer to lead off the eighth. It was his 33rd of the season and 10th multihomer game.

''I just got some pitches to hit and didn't miss them,'' Trout said.

Albert Pujols doubled off Nick Vincent, and with two outs, C.J. Cron singled to left to score him. When Kole Calhoun singled off the leg of reliever Mark Rzepczynski (2-2), Servais called on closer Edwin Diaz.

Valbuena doubled in the two runs and the Angels had their comeback.

''We fight for 27 outs,'' Valbuena said. ''Nobody puts their head down. Just go compete and fight all the time.''

The Angels went to 79-81 with the victory, two games ahead of the Mariners for second in the AL West. If Los Angeles can win the final two games, they can finish 81-81.

''We still want to win every game left,'' Skaggs said. ''We don't want to finish with a losing record.''

Blake Wood (2-0) pitched the eighth for Los Angeles to earn the win, with Blake Parker throwing a scoreless ninth to earn his eighth save.

VALBUENA FINISHING STRONG

He has driven in 13 runs in his last 21 games and 20 in last 30. He has 63 RBIs, setting a career high. And 27 of last 36 hits have gone for extra bases (10 doubles, 17 home runs).

SKAGGS MIXED

The left-hander missed most of the year with an oblique injury, and despite a so-so season (4.55 ERA), feels he is close to being the pitcher he envisions.

''The oblique was kind of a freak thing,'' he said. ''My arm feels great. I'm kind of hitting my stride now, I'm sad the season is ending.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Announced RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-2, 4.35 ERA) underwent arthroscopic right shoulder debridement on Wednesday and is expected to be out five months. Iwakuma, 36, last pitched on May 4 before he was shut down after a couple of June rehab appearances. Team has a $10 million option on him for next season it can buy out for $1 million.

Angels: Despite being eliminated from the postseason on Wednesday, manager Mike Scioscia said he intends to play his regulars in this weekend's final series. Only players rehabbing will take the final three games off.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Andrew Moore (1-5, 5.34) is scheduled to make his first career start against the Angels. In his only relief appearance against the Angels on Aug. 11, he allowed four runs, six hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings.

Angels: RHP Ricky Nolasco (5-15, 5.02) will match his career high with his 33rd start. Angels have lost his last four starts.

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  • W: B. Wood (3-4)L: M. Rzepczynski (2-2)S: B. Parker (8)
  • HR: SEA - N. Cruz (39), K. Seager (26), M. Zunino (25), LAA - M. Trout 2 (33)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Segura SS31300000.300.349.427.7767.0
G. Beckham SS20000002.200.200.200.4000.0
M. Haniger CF50100013.275.348.481.8281.5
R. Cano 2B50110023.281.339.455.7951.0
N. Cruz DH41111122.288.376.553.9296.0
K. Seager 3B42211002.251.326.449.7758.0
D. Valencia 1B30000111.256.314.411.7250.5
M. Zunino C41221011.251.331.509.8408.5
B. Gamel LF30000131.278.326.418.744-0.5
T. Motter RF40000012.195.254.323.577-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Phillips 2B40100030.285.319.417.7370.5
    M. Trout CF32222101.309.446.6381.08413.0
    J. Upton LF30000112.272.360.541.9010.5
    A. Pujols DH41200002.244.289.391.6806.0
    A. Simmons SS41100003.279.331.421.7522.0
    C. Cron 1B30110122.248.306.441.7472.0
    E. Young PR01000000.259.333.389.7223.0
    K. Cowart 3B00000000.224.309.388.6970.0
    K. Calhoun RF41100012.242.331.385.7161.5
    C. Pennington 3B20010010.257.311.335.6460.5
    a- L. Valbuena PH-1B10120000.195.289.427.7164.0
    J. Graterol C20000011.210.217.259.476-0.5
    b- B. Revere PH10000000.267.302.337.6380.0
    C. Perez C10000011.100.143.250.393-0.5
    • a-doubled for Pennington in the 8th
    • b-lined out for Graterol in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Segura (30), M. Haniger (22), M. Zunino (25)
    • HR - N. Cruz (39), K. Seager (26), M. Zunino (25)
    • RBI - R. Cano (97), N. Cruz (118), K. Seager (85), M. Zunino 2 (64)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (30)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Phillips (34), A. Pujols (17), L. Valbuena (14)
    • HR - M. Trout 2 (33)
    • SF - C. Pennington (4)
    • RBI - M. Trout 2 (72), C. Cron (56), C. Pennington (20), L. Valbuena 2 (63)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Cron (22), L. Valbuena 2 (15)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Segura (22)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Pujols (3), E. Young (12)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Haniger (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales4.04222316.081.755.5
    R. Garton1.20001304.981.063.5
    J. Pazos (H, 10)0.10000103.521.340.5
    E. Pagan (H, 7)1.00000203.260.914.0
    N. Vincent (H, 29)0.23330013.201.16-6.0
    M. Rzepczynski (L, 2-2)0.01110004.021.53-7.0
    E. Diaz (BS, 5)0.11000103.341.18-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales4.0
    R. Garton1.2
    J. Pazos (H, 10)0.1
    E. Pagan (H, 7)1.0
    N. Vincent (H, 29)0.2
    M. Rzepczynski (L, 2-2)0.0
    E. Diaz (BS, 5)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs4.26331724.551.395.5
    Y. Petit1.12220112.760.95-0.5
    E. Paredes0.11000004.431.21-1.0
    J. Alvarez0.20001003.781.28-1.0
    B. Wood (W, 3-4)1.01001105.401.578.5
    B. Parker (S, 8)1.00000202.540.8311.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs4.2
    Y. Petit1.1
    E. Paredes0.1
    J. Alvarez0.2
    B. Wood (W, 3-4)1.0
    B. Parker (S, 8)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 73-43, R. Garton 26-17, J. Pazos 5-3, E. Pagan 13-9, N. Vincent 19-13, M. Rzepczynski 5-3, E. Diaz 6-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 4-5
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 18, R. Garton 6, J. Pazos, E. Pagan 3, N. Vincent 5, M. Rzepczynski, E. Diaz 2
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Alvarez (5), B. Wood (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 85-61, Y. Petit 14-12, E. Paredes 9-6, J. Alvarez 3-3, B. Wood 13-7, B. Parker 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 2-5, E. Paredes 1-0, J. Alvarez 1-1, B. Wood 2-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 21, Y. Petit 6, E. Paredes 2, J. Alvarez 3, B. Wood 5, B. Parker 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Segura SS31300000.300.349.427.7767.0
    G. Beckham SS20000002.200.200.200.4000.0
    M. Haniger CF50100013.275.348.481.8281.5
    R. Cano 2B50110023.281.339.455.7951.0
    N. Cruz DH41111122.288.376.553.9296.0
    K. Seager 3B42211002.251.326.449.7758.0
    D. Valencia 1B30000111.256.314.411.7250.5
    M. Zunino C41221011.251.331.509.8408.5
    B. Gamel LF30000131.278.326.418.744-0.5
    T. Motter RF40000012.195.254.323.577-0.5
    Total375105331117-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Phillips 2B40100030.285.319.417.7370.5
      M. Trout CF32222101.309.446.6381.08413.0
      J. Upton LF30000112.272.360.541.9010.5
      A. Pujols DH41200002.244.289.391.6806.0
      A. Simmons SS41100003.279.331.421.7522.0
      C. Cron 1B30110122.248.306.441.7472.0
      E. Young PR01000000.259.333.389.7223.0
      K. Cowart 3B00000000.224.309.388.6970.0
      K. Calhoun RF41100012.242.331.385.7161.5
      C. Pennington 3B20010010.257.311.335.6460.5
      a- L. Valbuena PH-1B10120000.195.289.427.7164.0
      J. Graterol C20000011.210.217.259.476-0.5
      b- B. Revere PH10000000.267.302.337.6380.0
      C. Perez C10000011.100.143.250.393-0.5
      Total32696231014-----
      • a-doubled for Pennington in the 8th
      • b-lined out for Graterol in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (30), M. Haniger (22), M. Zunino (25)
      • HR - N. Cruz (39), K. Seager (26), M. Zunino (25)
      • RBI - R. Cano (97), N. Cruz (118), K. Seager (85), M. Zunino 2 (64)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (30)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Phillips (34), A. Pujols (17), L. Valbuena (14)
      • HR - M. Trout 2 (33)
      • SF - C. Pennington (4)
      • RBI - M. Trout 2 (72), C. Cron (56), C. Pennington (20), L. Valbuena 2 (63)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Cron (22), L. Valbuena 2 (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Segura (22)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Pujols (3), E. Young (12)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Haniger (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales4.04222316.081.755.5
      R. Garton1.20001304.981.063.5
      J. Pazos (H, 10)0.10000103.521.340.5
      E. Pagan (H, 7)1.00000203.260.914.0
      N. Vincent (H, 29)0.23330013.201.16-6.0
      M. Rzepczynski (L, 2-2)0.01110004.021.53-7.0
      E. Diaz (BS, 5)0.11000103.341.18-0.5
      Total8.09663102---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales4.0
      R. Garton1.2
      J. Pazos (H, 10)0.1
      E. Pagan (H, 7)1.0
      N. Vincent (H, 29)0.2
      M. Rzepczynski (L, 2-2)0.0
      E. Diaz (BS, 5)0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs4.26331724.551.395.5
      Y. Petit1.12220112.760.95-0.5
      E. Paredes0.11000004.431.21-1.0
      J. Alvarez0.20001003.781.28-1.0
      B. Wood (W, 3-4)1.01001105.401.578.5
      B. Parker (S, 8)1.00000202.540.8311.0
      Total9.010553113---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs4.2
      Y. Petit1.1
      E. Paredes0.1
      J. Alvarez0.2
      B. Wood (W, 3-4)1.0
      B. Parker (S, 8)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 73-43, R. Garton 26-17, J. Pazos 5-3, E. Pagan 13-9, N. Vincent 19-13, M. Rzepczynski 5-3, E. Diaz 6-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 4-5
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 18, R. Garton 6, J. Pazos, E. Pagan 3, N. Vincent 5, M. Rzepczynski, E. Diaz 2
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Alvarez (5), B. Wood (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 85-61, Y. Petit 14-12, E. Paredes 9-6, J. Alvarez 3-3, B. Wood 13-7, B. Parker 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 2-5, E. Paredes 1-0, J. Alvarez 1-1, B. Wood 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 21, Y. Petit 6, E. Paredes 2, J. Alvarez 3, B. Wood 5, B. Parker 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Valbuena doubled to deep right, Young and Calhoun scored56
        Cron singled to left, Pujols scored54
        Trout homered to left53
      • 6TH INNING
        Zunino homered to left center, Seager scored52
      • 5TH INNING
        Cano singled to left, Segura scored32
      • 4TH INNING
        Pennington hit sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored, Cron to third on right fielder Haniger fielding error22
        Seager homered to right21
        Cruz homered to left11
      • 1ST INNING
        Trout homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Parker relieved Blake Wood
        • Kaleb Cowart at third
        • M. Haniger: Haniger flied out to deep center
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cano struck out looking
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Blake Wood relieved Jose Alvarez
        • Carlos Perez catching
        • D. Valencia: Strike swinging, Ball, Valencia grounded out to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino doubled to left center
        • B. Gamel: Gamel intentionally walked
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Motter struck out looking
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Beckham reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gamel out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Vincent relieved Emilio Pagan
        • M. Trout: Trout homered to left
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Upton flied out to shallow right
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pujols doubled to deep right
        • A. Simmons: Simmons flied out to deep center
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cron singled to left, Pujols scored
        • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Nick Vincent
        • Eric Young ran for C.J. Cron
        • K. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Young stole second, Calhoun reached on an infield single to pitcher, Young to third
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Marc Rzepczynski
        • Luis Valbuena hit for Cliff Pennington
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Foul, Valbuena doubled to deep right, Young and Calhoun scored
        • C. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Eduardo Paredes relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Beckham grounded out to third
        • M. Haniger: Foul, Haniger doubled to deep center
        • Jose Alvarez relieved Eduardo Paredes
        • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Cano grounded out to pitcher, Haniger to third
        • N. Cruz: Cruz intentionally walked
        • K. Seager: Seager lined out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Emilio Pagan relieved James Pazos
        • C. Pennington: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
        • Ben Revere hit for Juan Graterol
        • B. Revere: Ball, Foul, Revere lined out to center
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Y. Petit Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager singled to deep right
        • D. Valencia: Valencia flied out to deep right
        • M. Zunino: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Foul, Zunino homered to left center, Seager scored
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
        • T. Motter: Strike swinging, Motter flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Gordon Beckham at shortstop
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Simmons flied out to left
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • James Pazos relieved Ryan Garton
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • T. Motter: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Motter grounded out to third
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Segura singled to left
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Segura to second, Segura stole second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Cano singled to left, Segura scored
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Garton relieved Marco Gonzales
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
        • J. Upton: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • A. Pujols: Foul, Ball, Pujols flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Cruz homered to left
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager homered to right
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Simmons singled to left
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cron walked, Simmons to second
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun flied out to deep left, Simmons to third, Cron to second
        • C. Pennington: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pennington hit sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored, Cron to third on right fielder Haniger fielding error
        • J. Graterol: Foul, Graterol grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Motter lined out to second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Segura doubled to deep right
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Haniger popped out to first
        • R. Cano: Cano popped out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips doubled to deep left
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout flied out to right
        • J. Upton: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Upton grounded out to shortstop, Phillips to third
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pujols grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valencia walked
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Zunino popped out to shortstop
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Gamel struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to third
        • C. Pennington: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pennington lined out to left
        • J. Graterol: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Graterol struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Segura singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger flied out to deep right
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cruz struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout homered to center
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols singled to right center, Upton to third
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Simmons popped out to second
        • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pujols stole second, Strike looking, Cron struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)