LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wasn’t enough to keep the Los Angeles Angels from their sixth straight losing season.
Ohtani allowed Jarred Kelenic’s tying home run in the seventh inning, and Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the bullpen that lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Angels 4-1 Sunday.READ MORE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $8.3 Million Grant To Study Long COVID In Children, Young Adults
Ohtani gave up one run and five hits in seven innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks. He remained 9-2 and lowered his ERA to 3.18 with 156 strikeouts and 44 walks in 130 1/3 innings. Ohtani reached double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season and second start in a row. If he makes another start, it would also be against the Angels.
He was 1 for 3 at the plate and is hitting .258 with 98 RBIs and 45 homers, one behind co-leaders Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez. He has just one home run since Sept. 10.
Seattle has won seven of eight and will enter the final week two games back for the AL’s second wild card with six games remaining. Toronto is also a game in front of the Mariners.READ MORE: Student Stabbed At Miguel Contreras Learning Complex In Westlake
Los Angeles is 75-82 and has not had a winning season since going 85-77 in 2015.
Marco Gonzales (10-5) gave up one run on three hits over seven innings, improving to 7-0 in his last nine starts. Kurt Suzuki homered in the second, his 14th this season.
Kelenic homered on a slider from Ohtani, who had escaped two-on trouble in the fifth and sixth innings.
Crawford doubled in the eighth and Kyle Seager singled against Jose Quijada (0-2). Haniger’s RBI single came against Austin Warren, and Jake Fraley added a three-run double.MORE NEWS: Manhattan Beach School Employee, Kevin Bandel, Arrested On Child Pornography Allegation
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