6 Mariners relievers combine to blank Angels 5-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Dee Gordon did a happy dance while sitting on the warning track, and the display that was at least nine months in the making inspired an ear-to-ear grin long after it happened.

Gordon not only robbed Mike Trout of extra bases in center field during the fourth inning Friday, he delivered some insurance runs with a two-run single in the seventh during the Seattle Mariners' 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Asked if the two-run single or the catch made his day, Gordon answered ''the catch,'' as if he anticipated the question.

''That was pretty cool; that was like the first one in my life,'' said Gordon, who insisted his glove was over the wall, robbing Trout of his 34th home run. ''I was happy.''

The catch, by a player who has primarily been a middle infielder, ended up preserving a shutout that was fashioned by six relief pitchers. The bullpen day was needed to fill in for scheduled starter James Paxton, who is dealing with a bout of pneumonia.

Roenis Elias gave up just one hit over 3 2/3 innings as the starter. Adam Warren (3-2) got four outs and Shawn Armstrong, Nick Vincent, Zach Duke and Ryan Cook each pitched an inning.

Making just his third start of the season and first since Aug. 19, Elias struck out four and walked two while throwing 58 pitches. In seven previous innings against the Angels this season, Elias had given up one run on six hits with three strikeouts, all in relief.

Elias said he found out he was starting at around before noon Friday.

''They didn't give me a lot of time but I was ready because I knew something could happen,'' Elias said through an interpreter.

The Mariners went ahead to stay against Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning. Robinson Cano singled in Mitch Haniger for his 13th RBI in 27 games since being reinstated from an 80-game drug suspension.

With two out and runners on second and third, Ryon Healy made it 3-0 with a ground ball into left field.

That early Mariners momentum was preserved when Gordon made the kind of catch he had been dreading when he worked on his outfield play in the offseason. Knowing he might play some outfield this season, Gordon worked briefly on catches against a chain-link fence, but quickly abandoned the workouts.

His dance after making the catch, then, was a combination of relief and a sense accomplishment.

''He likes to celebrate and he is the king of celebration,'' Mariners manager Scott Servias said. ''I think it's great. He does enjoy it and he should. It's a hard game and when something goes your way, or you make a great play, you have to have fun with it.''

The Mariners have won the first two games of the series to improve to 10-7 against Angels, clinching the season series. The Mariners won consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 24-25.

ALL GOOD FOR SHOEMAKER

In his third start since coming off the disabled list after being sidelined by a right forearm strain, Shoemaker (2-1) went 4 2/3 innings. He threw just 77 pitches as the Angels try to limit his usage.

The right-hander was visited by manager Mike Scioscia and a member of the Angels medical staff in the fifth inning, but remained in the game. In 14 2/3 innings since returning from the DL, Shoemaker has a 3.68 ERA.

''Everything is all good,'' Shoemaker said. ''I think probably just in that fourth inning, I haven't had a long inning like that in a long time, so I was a little tired going out to the fifth. After the first hitter, it wore off, the adrenaline kicked in and I got back into rhythm.''

ANGELS IN SUMMARY

Trout was named team MVP, and left-hander Andrew Heaney received the Nick Adenhart Award winner for excellence both off the field and on the mound. Adenhart was an Angels rookie pitcher in 2009 when he was killed in a car crash following his first start of the season.

The Angels also announced Friday they have surpassed the 3 million mark in tickets sold, reaching the milestone for the 16th consecutive season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: SS Jean Segura returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with a virus. ... OF Cameron Maybin is with the team but remains out of action with an unspecified illness. ... Paxton is expected to rejoin the team in a few days. ... RHP Felix Hernandez (hamstring) is expected to return to the rotation before the end of the season.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (left adductor strain) will rejoin the Angels on Saturday, when he will be evaluated to see if he can return to the rotation next week.

UP NEXT

Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2-3, 5.31 ERA) and Heaney (9-9, 3.98 ERA) pitch on Saturday. Ramirez is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in six starts since coming off the disabled list after being sidelined by a strained right shoulder. Heaney struck out a career-high 12 in seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory against the Chicago White Sox last Sunday.

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  • W: A. Warren (3-2)L: M. Shoemaker (2-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Haniger RF51200022.279.362.486.8482.0
J. Segura SS51100004.309.340.422.7621.0
R. Cano 2B41110010.282.360.435.7952.5
N. Cruz DH30000102.263.351.535.8861.0
K. Negron PR-DH00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
D. Span LF40000033.268.343.431.774-1.5
R. Healy 1B31120111.244.281.432.7134.5
K. Seager 3B41100031.218.269.399.6691.5
M. Zunino C40200002.196.254.407.6613.0
D. Gordon CF30120021.270.290.333.6232.0
G. Heredia CF10000001.220.299.310.6090.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF30000111.215.288.379.6670.5
    D. Fletcher 2B40100002.272.314.355.6691.0
    M. Trout CF30000120.316.464.6151.0800.0
    S. Ohtani DH40000012.290.370.583.953-0.5
    J. Upton LF30100110.261.346.462.8071.5
    A. Simmons SS40200011.297.343.425.7681.5
    J. Fernandez 1B40100003.276.292.402.6942.0
    T. Ward 3B40000024.189.260.316.575-1.0
    J. Briceno C30100001.243.297.350.6471.0
    a- F. Arcia PH10000002.231.259.474.7340.0
    • a-grounded out for Briceno in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Seager (35), M. Zunino (14)
    • RBI - R. Cano (36), R. Healy 2 (73), D. Gordon 2 (30)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Healy 2 (29)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Segura 3 (3), R. Healy, K. Seager
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Fernandez (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, D. Fletcher 2 (2), S. Ohtani 2 (2), A. Simmons, T. Ward, F. Arcia 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Segura (11)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Shoemaker, T. Ward (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Elias3.21002403.181.298.0
    A. Warren (W, 3-2)1.11000103.301.369.5
    S. Armstrong (H, 2)1.00000100.000.433.5
    N. Vincent1.01000103.961.092.5
    Z. Duke1.01001004.181.581.0
    R. Cook1.02000105.141.431.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Elias3.2
    A. Warren (W, 3-2)1.1
    S. Armstrong (H, 2)1.0
    N. Vincent1.0
    Z. Duke1.0
    R. Cook1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Shoemaker (L, 2-1)4.25330803.981.183.0
    C. Bedrosian1.10000103.391.343.5
    H. Robles1.02221004.061.49-2.0
    M. Almonte1.00001205.401.003.0
    B. Parker1.02000103.111.211.5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Elias 58-36, A. Warren 21-13, S. Armstrong 14-9, N. Vincent 16-10, Z. Duke 18-12, R. Cook 26-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Elias 2-5, A. Warren 3-0, S. Armstrong 1-1, N. Vincent 1-1, Z. Duke 3-0, R. Cook 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Elias 14, A. Warren 5, S. Armstrong 3, N. Vincent 4, Z. Duke 5, R. Cook 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Almonte
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Shoemaker 77-54, C. Bedrosian 21-13, H. Robles 28-19, M. Almonte 16-10, B. Parker 21-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Shoemaker 5-2, C. Bedrosian 1-1, H. Robles 2-1, M. Almonte 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Shoemaker 20, C. Bedrosian 3, H. Robles 6, M. Almonte 4, B. Parker 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Haniger RF51200022.279.362.486.8482.0
    J. Segura SS51100004.309.340.422.7621.0
    R. Cano 2B41110010.282.360.435.7952.5
    N. Cruz DH30000102.263.351.535.8861.0
    K. Negron PR-DH00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
    D. Span LF40000033.268.343.431.774-1.5
    R. Healy 1B31120111.244.281.432.7134.5
    K. Seager 3B41100031.218.269.399.6691.5
    M. Zunino C40200002.196.254.407.6613.0
    D. Gordon CF30120021.270.290.333.6232.0
    G. Heredia CF10000001.220.299.310.6090.0
    Total36595021217-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Calhoun RF30000111.215.288.379.6670.5
      D. Fletcher 2B40100002.272.314.355.6691.0
      M. Trout CF30000120.316.464.6151.0800.0
      S. Ohtani DH40000012.290.370.583.953-0.5
      J. Upton LF30100110.261.346.462.8071.5
      A. Simmons SS40200011.297.343.425.7681.5
      J. Fernandez 1B40100003.276.292.402.6942.0
      T. Ward 3B40000024.189.260.316.575-1.0
      J. Briceno C30100001.243.297.350.6471.0
      a- F. Arcia PH10000002.231.259.474.7340.0
      Total3306003816-----
      • a-grounded out for Briceno in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Seager (35), M. Zunino (14)
      • RBI - R. Cano (36), R. Healy 2 (73), D. Gordon 2 (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Healy 2 (29)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Segura 3 (3), R. Healy, K. Seager
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Fernandez (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, D. Fletcher 2 (2), S. Ohtani 2 (2), A. Simmons, T. Ward, F. Arcia 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Segura (11)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Shoemaker, T. Ward (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Elias3.21002403.181.298.0
      A. Warren (W, 3-2)1.11000103.301.369.5
      S. Armstrong (H, 2)1.00000100.000.433.5
      N. Vincent1.01000103.961.092.5
      Z. Duke1.01001004.181.581.0
      R. Cook1.02000105.141.431.5
      Total9.0600380---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Elias3.2
      A. Warren (W, 3-2)1.1
      S. Armstrong (H, 2)1.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      Z. Duke1.0
      R. Cook1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Shoemaker (L, 2-1)4.25330803.981.183.0
      C. Bedrosian1.10000103.391.343.5
      H. Robles1.02221004.061.49-2.0
      M. Almonte1.00001205.401.003.0
      B. Parker1.02000103.111.211.5
      Total9.09552120---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Shoemaker (L, 2-1)4.2
      C. Bedrosian1.1
      H. Robles1.0
      M. Almonte1.0
      B. Parker1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Elias 58-36, A. Warren 21-13, S. Armstrong 14-9, N. Vincent 16-10, Z. Duke 18-12, R. Cook 26-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Elias 2-5, A. Warren 3-0, S. Armstrong 1-1, N. Vincent 1-1, Z. Duke 3-0, R. Cook 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Elias 14, A. Warren 5, S. Armstrong 3, N. Vincent 4, Z. Duke 5, R. Cook 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Almonte
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Shoemaker 77-54, C. Bedrosian 21-13, H. Robles 28-19, M. Almonte 16-10, B. Parker 21-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Shoemaker 5-2, C. Bedrosian 1-1, H. Robles 2-1, M. Almonte 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Shoemaker 20, C. Bedrosian 3, H. Robles 6, M. Almonte 4, B. Parker 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Gordon singled to left, Healy and Seager scored50
      • 4TH INNING
        Healy singled to left, Segura and Cano scored30
        Cano singled to center, Haniger scored, Segura to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Parker relieved Miguel Almonte
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zunino singled to left
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Heredia flied out to center
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Haniger singled to left, Zunino to second
        • J. Segura: Segura popped out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Cook relieved Zach Duke
        • J. Upton: Ball, Upton singled to center
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Simmons singled to left, Upton to second
        • J. Fernandez: Foul, Ball, Fernandez lined out to right
        • T. Ward: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ward struck out swinging
        • Francisco Arcia hit for Jose Briceno
        • F. Arcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arcia grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Miguel Almonte relieved Hansel Robles
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • Kristopher Negron ran for Nelson Cruz
        • D. Span: Ball, Negron to second on wild pitch, Foul, Span grounded out to first, Negron to third
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zach Duke relieved Nick Vincent
        • J. Briceno: Strike looking, Ball, Briceno grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher singled to right center
        • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout walked, Fletcher to second
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ohtani grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Hansel Robles relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Healy walked
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Seager doubled to deep right, Healy to third
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Zunino lined out to third
        • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gordon singled to left, Healy and Seager scored
        • M. Haniger: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gordon out at second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Segura grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Vincent relieved Shawn Armstrong
        • Guillermo Heredia in center field
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons singled to shallow right
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fernandez flied out to left
        • T. Ward: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ward struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Bedrosian Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Foul, Cano flied out to left
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Span: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Span struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Shawn Armstrong relieved Adam Warren
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani lined out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Zunino doubled to deep left
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura safe at first on 3rd baseman Ward fielding error, Zunino to third
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Matt Shoemaker
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • A. Warren Pitching:
        • J. Fernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Fernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Ward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ward grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Briceno: Ball, Briceno singled to left
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Haniger reached on an infield single to third
        • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Haniger to second on Shoemaker throwing error, Segura singled to center, Haniger to third
        • R. Cano: Cano singled to center, Haniger scored, Segura to second
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to second, Segura to third, Cano to second
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Healy singled to left, Segura and Cano scored
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
        • R. Elias Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Foul, Trout flied out to deep center
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ohtani grounded out to second
        • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
        • Adam Warren relieved Roenis Elias
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Simmons struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zunino grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Elias Pitching:
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez doubled to deep right
        • T. Ward: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ward flied out to shallow right
        • J. Briceno: Ball, Briceno popped out to first
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fletcher lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Cruz lined out to second
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Elias Pitching:
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Simmons popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Segura lined out to center
        • R. Cano: Cano grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Elias Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)