Cano hits 3-run 2B, lifts Mariners over Angels 6-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Seattle assured itself a winning season with another one-run victory Saturday night. It's still holding out hope to accomplish more than that.

''It's nobody's goal to have a winning season,'' Robinson Cano said. ''The goal is to make the playoffs.''

Cano aided Seattle's fading postseason aspirations with a three-run double that capped the Mariners' rally from a four-run deficit in a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Mariners are 7 1/2 games behind Oakland for the final AL wild card with 14 games to play.

Seattle trailed 4-0 before Kristopher Negron and Mitch Haniger homered in the fifth inning. Negron added an RBI single in the sixth, then Cano cleared the bases in the eighth to lift Seattle's record to 82-66.

The Angels took a 3-0 lead in the first on back-to-back home runs from Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. It was the 28th home run for Trout and the 20th for Ohtani.

Justin Upton added a solo home run in the fourth and a second solo homer in the ninth to give him 29 on the season.

''He's obviously more comfortable in the box,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He's gone through a stretch for the better part of this month where he was just having trouble finding his rhythm and finding the barrel of the bat on a consistent basis. But tonight he swung the bat like he's capable of.''

James Pazos (4-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the victory.

Edwin Diaz allowed Upton's homer but otherwise closed out the Angels in the ninth for his major league-leading 55th save. Diaz is tied for the third for most saves in a season with Eric Gagne (2003) and John Smoltz (2002).

''Fifty-five saves, wow,'' Servais said. ''Hopefully we can keep that total going. He likes getting out there.''

Seattle is 59-0 when Diaz has a save opportunity, part of why the Mariners are 36-20 in one-run games.

HANIGER DELIVERS

In addition to his 25th home run, Haniger came through defensively, saving two runs in the sixth.

First, he threw Trout out at the plate after fielding a sharply hit single from Ohtani. Then he went up against the wall, making a leaping catch just over the yellow line to deprive Upton a third home run.

''I was just hoping it wouldn't carry,'' Haniger said. ''Luckily I camped under it.''

Said Servais: ''He's the real deal. The complete package.''

HEANEY OFF

Andrew Heaney has been the Angels most consistent starter this season but struggled with that Saturday. He went five innings, allowing eight hits and a walk.

''Andrew was grinding tonight,'' Scioscia said. ''I think he was working against himself a little bit. Didn't feel like he was in sync, had some trouble repeating some pitches. Then he made some good pitches to get out of jams. All in all, I think he just wasn't as crisp tonight as maybe we've seen.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: LHP James Paxton, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 7 because of pneumonia, could rejoin the team in the next few days. Seattle has not scheduled a starting pitcher for Wednesday in Houston. Servais said LHP Roenis Elias, who pitched well in a spot start Friday, could also start Wednesday.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs has made only one start since July 31, when he re-injured his strained left abductor, but is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday. Scioscia said he could return to the rotation next week.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.24) is scheduled to start the season series finale against the Angels. He is 3-0 with a 3.05 ERA in seven career starts against the Angels.

Angels: Rookie RHP Jaime Barria (10-9, 3.53) is scheduled to make his 24th start. Barria, an unexpected piece of the Los Angeles rotation, is 1-3 with a 3.80 ERA in four starts against the Mariners.

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SEA82-66
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LAA73-76
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  • W: J. Pazos (4-1)L: J. Alvarez (5-4)S: E. Diaz (55)
  • HR: SEA - K. Negron (1), M. Haniger (25), LAA - J. Upton 2 (29), M. Trout (34), S. Ohtani (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF51211015.280.362.491.8536.5
J. Segura SS41100102.308.341.421.7613.0
R. Cano 2B30130212.283.364.438.8026.5
N. Cruz DH50200013.265.351.534.8851.5
R. Healy 1B41200112.247.285.434.7194.5
M. Zunino C50100026.196.253.404.6570.0
C. Maybin LF-CF30000015.243.322.331.653-0.5
a- D. Gordon PH-CF20000000.269.289.331.6200.0
K. Negron 3B42321010.417.417.6671.08311.5
G. Heredia CF20000011.219.297.307.604-0.5
b- D. Span PH-LF11000102.267.344.430.7742.0
HITTERSAB
M. Haniger RF5
J. Segura SS4
R. Cano 2B3
N. Cruz DH5
R. Healy 1B4
M. Zunino C5
C. Maybin LF-CF3
a- D. Gordon PH-CF2
K. Negron 3B4
G. Heredia CF2
b- D. Span PH-LF1
  • a-lined out for Maybin in the 8th
  • b-fouled out for Heredia in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF40000010.213.286.376.661-0.5
D. Fletcher 2B41100000.272.314.357.6703.0
M. Trout CF31221100.318.466.6251.09110.0
S. Ohtani DH41211021.293.371.593.9646.0
J. Upton LF42222001.263.347.474.82112.0
A. Simmons SS40000001.295.341.421.7620.0
J. Fernandez 1B40100010.275.290.396.6860.5
F. Arcia C30000001.222.250.457.7070.0
J. Briceno C00000000.243.297.350.6470.0
K. Cowart 3B30000010.127.225.197.422-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Cano (16), R. Healy (14)
    • HR - M. Haniger (25), K. Negron
    • RBI - M. Haniger (88), R. Cano 3 (39), K. Negron 2 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano 3 (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger 2 (2), J. Segura, N. Cruz 3 (3), M. Zunino 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Fletcher (17), M. Trout (24)
    • HR - M. Trout (34), S. Ohtani (20), J. Upton 2 (29)
    • RBI - M. Trout 2 (70), S. Ohtani (55), J. Upton 2 (81)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Ohtani, A. Simmons
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - K. Negron
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - M. Haniger (11)
    • DP - (Zunino-Segura-Healy)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (6)
    • DP - 2 (Trout-Cowart; Cowart-Fletcher-Fernandez)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Ramirez4.04441235.651.354.0
    M. Festa2.02000101.691.694.5
    J. Pazos (W, 4-1)1.01000002.821.259.0
    A. Colome (H, 27)1.00000103.231.173.5
    E. Diaz (S, 55)1.01110112.050.808.5
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Ramirez4.0
    M. Festa2.0
    J. Pazos (W, 4-1)1.0
    A. Colome (H, 27)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 55)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Heaney5.08221423.971.186.0
    J. Anderson (H, 21)1.02111103.351.40-0.5
    T. Buttrey (H, 6)1.01001200.711.032.0
    J. Alvarez (L, 5-4) (H, 13)0.10221102.831.19-7.5
    J. Johnson (H, 8)0.10111003.791.28-2.0
    W. Jerez (BS, 1)0.01000006.551.82-1.0
    J. Tazawa1.10000107.361.833.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Heaney5.0
    J. Anderson (H, 21)1.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 6)1.0
    J. Alvarez (L, 5-4) (H, 13)0.1
    J. Johnson (H, 8)0.1
    W. Jerez (BS, 1)0.0
    J. Tazawa1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Ramirez 60-35, M. Festa 25-14, J. Pazos 8-5, A. Colome 10-7, E. Diaz 14-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Ramirez 6-4, M. Festa 3-1, J. Pazos 2-0
    • Batters Faced - E. Ramirez 17, M. Festa 7, J. Pazos 3, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Heaney (8), J. Alvarez
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 78-49, J. Anderson 20-10, T. Buttrey 19-10, J. Alvarez 13-6, J. Johnson 9-4, W. Jerez 3-2, J. Tazawa 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-5, J. Anderson 1-1, T. Buttrey 1-0, J. Johnson 1-0, J. Tazawa 2-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 22, J. Anderson 6, T. Buttrey 5, J. Alvarez 3, J. Johnson 2, W. Jerez, J. Tazawa 4
    • Balks - T. Buttrey
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    SEA82-66
    0000210306120
    LAA73-76
    300100001580
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger RF51211015.280.362.491.8536.5
    J. Segura SS41100102.308.341.421.7613.0
    R. Cano 2B30130212.283.364.438.8026.5
    N. Cruz DH50200013.265.351.534.8851.5
    R. Healy 1B41200112.247.285.434.7194.5
    M. Zunino C50100026.196.253.404.6570.0
    C. Maybin LF-CF30000015.243.322.331.653-0.5
    a- D. Gordon PH-CF20000000.269.289.331.6200.0
    K. Negron 3B42321010.417.417.6671.08311.5
    G. Heredia CF20000011.219.297.307.604-0.5
    b- D. Span PH-LF11000102.267.344.430.7742.0
    Total38612625928-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Haniger RF5
    J. Segura SS4
    R. Cano 2B3
    N. Cruz DH5
    R. Healy 1B4
    M. Zunino C5
    C. Maybin LF-CF3
    a- D. Gordon PH-CF2
    K. Negron 3B4
    G. Heredia CF2
    b- D. Span PH-LF1
    Total38
    • a-lined out for Maybin in the 8th
    • b-fouled out for Heredia in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF40000010.213.286.376.661-0.5
    D. Fletcher 2B41100000.272.314.357.6703.0
    M. Trout CF31221100.318.466.6251.09110.0
    S. Ohtani DH41211021.293.371.593.9646.0
    J. Upton LF42222001.263.347.474.82112.0
    A. Simmons SS40000001.295.341.421.7620.0
    J. Fernandez 1B40100010.275.290.396.6860.5
    F. Arcia C30000001.222.250.457.7070.0
    J. Briceno C00000000.243.297.350.6470.0
    K. Cowart 3B30000010.127.225.197.422-0.5
    Total335854154-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Cano (16), R. Healy (14)
      • HR - M. Haniger (25), K. Negron
      • RBI - M. Haniger (88), R. Cano 3 (39), K. Negron 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano 3 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger 2 (2), J. Segura, N. Cruz 3 (3), M. Zunino 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fletcher (17), M. Trout (24)
      • HR - M. Trout (34), S. Ohtani (20), J. Upton 2 (29)
      • RBI - M. Trout 2 (70), S. Ohtani (55), J. Upton 2 (81)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Ohtani, A. Simmons
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Negron
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Haniger (11)
      • DP - (Zunino-Segura-Healy)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (6)
      • DP - 2 (Trout-Cowart; Cowart-Fletcher-Fernandez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Ramirez4.04441235.651.354.0
      M. Festa2.02000101.691.694.5
      J. Pazos (W, 4-1)1.01000002.821.259.0
      A. Colome (H, 27)1.00000103.231.173.5
      E. Diaz (S, 55)1.01110112.050.808.5
      Total9.0855154---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Ramirez4.0
      M. Festa2.0
      J. Pazos (W, 4-1)1.0
      A. Colome (H, 27)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 55)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney5.08221423.971.186.0
      J. Anderson (H, 21)1.02111103.351.40-0.5
      T. Buttrey (H, 6)1.01001200.711.032.0
      J. Alvarez (L, 5-4) (H, 13)0.10221102.831.19-7.5
      J. Johnson (H, 8)0.10111003.791.28-2.0
      W. Jerez (BS, 1)0.01000006.551.82-1.0
      J. Tazawa1.10000107.361.833.5
      Total9.01266592---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney5.0
      J. Anderson (H, 21)1.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 6)1.0
      J. Alvarez (L, 5-4) (H, 13)0.1
      J. Johnson (H, 8)0.1
      W. Jerez (BS, 1)0.0
      J. Tazawa1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Ramirez 60-35, M. Festa 25-14, J. Pazos 8-5, A. Colome 10-7, E. Diaz 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Ramirez 6-4, M. Festa 3-1, J. Pazos 2-0
      • Batters Faced - E. Ramirez 17, M. Festa 7, J. Pazos 3, A. Colome 3, E. Diaz 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Heaney (8), J. Alvarez
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 78-49, J. Anderson 20-10, T. Buttrey 19-10, J. Alvarez 13-6, J. Johnson 9-4, W. Jerez 3-2, J. Tazawa 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-5, J. Anderson 1-1, T. Buttrey 1-0, J. Johnson 1-0, J. Tazawa 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 22, J. Anderson 6, T. Buttrey 5, J. Alvarez 3, J. Johnson 2, W. Jerez, J. Tazawa 4
      • Balks - T. Buttrey
      • 9TH INNING
        Upton homered to left65
      • 8TH INNING
        Cano doubled to deep center, Negron, Span and Segura scored64
      • 6TH INNING
        Negron singled to shallow left, Healy scored, Zunino to second34
      • 5TH INNING
        Haniger homered to left24
        Negron homered to left center14
      • 4TH INNING
        Upton homered to left center04
      • 1ST INNING
        Ohtani homered to center03
        Trout homered to left, Fletcher scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Tazawa Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Healy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Alex Colome
        • S. Ohtani: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Upton homered to left
        • A. Simmons: Simmons lined out to left
        • J. Fernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fernandez flied out to left
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jose Briceno catching
        • Dee Gordon hit for Cameron Maybin
        • Jose Alvarez relieved Ty Buttrey
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon lined out to right
        • K. Negron: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Negron struck out, reached on wild pitch
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Negron stole second, Ball, Ball, Span walked
        • Jim Johnson relieved Jose Alvarez
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger grounded out to pitcher, Negron to third, Span to second
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Segura walked
        • Williams Jerez relieved Jim Johnson
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Cano doubled to deep center, Negron, Span and Segura scored
        • Junichi Tazawa relieved Williams Jerez
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Cruz flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Colome relieved James Pazos
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher lined out to right
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout flied out to deep left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Justin Anderson
        • J. Segura: Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz singled to left, Cano to second
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Cano to third, Cruz to second on balk, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • James Pazos relieved Matthew Festa
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Foul, Fernandez reached on an infield single to third
        • F. Arcia: Arcia grounded bunt out to shortstop, Fernandez out at second
        • K. Cowart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cowart grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Justin Anderson relieved Andrew Heaney
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino singled to left, Healy to second
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • K. Negron: Negron singled to shallow left, Healy scored, Zunino to second
        • Denard Span hit for Guillermo Heredia
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Span fouled out to third
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded into fielder's choice to third, Negron out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Festa Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout doubled to deep right
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani singled to right, Trout out at home
        • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Upton flied out to deep right
        • A. Simmons: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Simmons lined out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • K. Negron: Foul, Strike looking, Negron homered to left center
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia grounded out to third
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger homered to left
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura singled to right center
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano popped out to third
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matthew Festa relieved Erasmo Ramirez
        • K. Cowart: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cowart struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano walked
        • N. Cruz: Cruz singled to right, Cano to second
        • R. Healy: Healy reached on bunt single to shortstop, Cano to third, Cruz to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zunino popped out to shortstop
        • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded out to second, Healy out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Upton homered to left center
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Fernandez grounded out to first
        • F. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • K. Negron: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Negron singled to right
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • E. Ramirez Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher fouled out to first
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout walked
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Healy doubled to deep left
        • M. Zunino: Zunino flied out to deep center, Healy out at third
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Maybin flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • E. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fernandez struck out swinging
        • F. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Arcia grounded out to first
        • K. Cowart: Strike looking, Cowart popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger singled to right
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura lined out to left
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • E. Ramirez Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Calhoun flied out to deep left
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher doubled to left center
        • M. Trout: Trout homered to left, Fletcher scored
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ohtani homered to center
        • J. Upton: Foul, Ball, Upton lined out to left
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)