If anything, the All-Star break might be coming at the worst time for the Angels. Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, giving the Angels a 4-2 win and a four-game sweep of the Mariners. The Angels are the hottest team in baseball, having won eight consecutive series and 19 of their last 25 games.
Dan Haren pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, for his 10th win of the season. Haren also had eight strikeouts, and heads into the break with a 10-5 record and a 2.61 ERA. All-Star Jordan Walden got the final out of the game, a strikeout of Franklin Gutierrez, for his 20th save.
The Mariners scored two in the first, which normally seems like enough for Felix Hernandez, but not today. Mark Trumbo took Hernandez deep in the fourth inning, a two-run shut to tie the game. Trumbo leads all rookies with 17 home runs this season. The Angels head into the break one game behind Texas for first place in the American League West.
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