The Los Angeles Angels played the third game of a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners in search of their fifth straight win and a series victory. They managed to defeat the Mariners' best pitcher on the road and accomplish both of those goals with a 5-3 win.
The Angels got on the board first with an Albert Pujols solo home run in the fourth inning, his seventh of the year and third in as many games. The Mariners managed to tie the game and take the lead in the fifth inning on RBI singles by Mike Carp and Dustin Ackley.
The sixth inning is where everything fell apart for Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, however, as the Angels loaded the bases with no outs and Alberto Callaspo hit a one-out grand slam to put the Halos on top, 5-2. Justin Smoak would get the Mariners a step closer with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, but that would be as close as Seattle would get.
Angels starter Jerome Williams turned in a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings of work on five hits and two walks, while striking out five. Ernesto Frieri kept his amazing streak of bullpen work going, as he picked up his second save with no hits and three strikeouts over 1.1 innings of work.
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