In a battle of rookie pitchers Saturday night in Anaheim, Blake Beavan got the best of Tyler Chatwood as the Mariners beat the Angels 5-1 in the middle game of a three-game weekend series. The loss snapped an eight-game home winning streak by the Angels over the Mariners, dating back to 2010. Beavan pitched eight innings for his third win of the season.
Chatwood struck out six and walked just one in his 6 1/3 innings, but he also allowed five runs. Trayvon Robinson, in just his second big league game, homered to left center field in the seventh inning off Chatwood for his first MLB home run. With the loss, Chatwood fell to 6-8 on the season.
Beavan has started his Mariners career with six consecutive quality starts, the first pitcher in franchise history to do so. He struck out just two in his eight innings, but the Angels were only to plate one run off their eight hits. Adam Kennedy opened the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning, which ended up being all the Mariners would need.
Torii Hunter had two hits Saturday night, the fourth straight multi-hit game for the Halos' right fielder. In his last four games, Hunter has 10 hits in 16 at-bats. Ervin Santana goes for his third straight complete game in Sunday's series finale, facing reigning Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez.
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