The Los Angeles Angels picked up a win on Saturday afternoon in what looked to be the toughest matchup of the three-game series. The 5-2 win secured the series victory and stretched the Halos' winning streak to five games.
Ervin Santana was able to hold on just long enough for some run support that put him in line for the win over the Seattle ace, Felix Hernandez.
Albert Pujols hit an RBI double in the first inning to give the Angels an early 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the third, Trayvon Robinson tied things up for Seattle with a solo home run to deep right center field. A few batters later, Franklin Gutierrez drove in a go-ahead run with an RBI double down the left field line to make it 2-1 Mariners.
The Angels finally broke through against Hernandez in the top of the eighth inning. Pujols reached on a fielding error that also allowed Mike Trout to score to tie the game and left runners on second and third with no outs. Mark Trumbo followed up with a single that drove in both runners to make it 4-2 Angels and knocked Hernandez out of the game. Howie Kendrick drove in Trumbo with a double for a big insurance run.
The Angels will try for the sweep at Safeco Field on Sunday.
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