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Mariners offense alive in 9-4 win over Angels

3B Kyle Seager, RF Seth Smith and CF Leonys Martin all homered on Sunday in a 9-4 defeat of the LA Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
3B Kyle Seager, RF Seth Smith and CF Leonys Martin all homered on Sunday in a 9-4 defeat of the LA Angels
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

4/24 at LAA by TOM HAYDEN

ANGEL STADIUM, ANAHEIM, CA. ----

The Mariners' bats all came to hit on Sunday as the M's notched 9-runs in the rubber match. With the win, the Mariners have won 7 of their last 10, going 6-3 on the road trip. Seattle is 8-4 this year on the road so far, as opposed to their 1-5 record at Safeco Field. Hopefully the M's can take this road success home as they open up a 3-game series with the Houston Astros on Monday night. 

On Sunday, the Mariners combined for 8 hits on the day for 9 runs. RF Seth Smith went 2-5 with 2 RBI as he connected for his second HR of 2016, a 2-run shot to right field in the ninth inning to give Seattle their 9 run final score. Smith is currently batting a .308 AVG (Highest on team). Also contributing was 3B Kyle Seager who recently has been struggling at the plate. Despite his .134 AVG, we all know this guy can hit, and he did so on Sunday with a 3-run blast to right field for his third HR of 2016. CF Leonys Martin also connected for a 2-run HR on the day, his third of the year as well. Martin is currently batting a promising .200 AVG. SS Ketel Marte is also starting to produce some hits as he went 2-4 on the day with 2 hits. 

Defensively, LHP Wade Miley got the start, his fourth start of 2016. After what was a tough first inning giving up 3 runs, Miley turned it around and tossed what was a fantastic outing the rest of the day. Miley went 7.1 innings giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (all earned), striking out 3 and walking 2. Miley brought down his ERA an entire whole number (now 7.04) following the start. RHP reliever Nick Vincent relieved Miley going 1.2 innings giving up no hits, no walks, and striking out 2. Vincent has a 2.16 ERA in 7 appearances this year. He earned his first save on Sunday. 

The Mariners are now home in Seattle and are ready to open up what is a 3-game series with the AL West rival Houston Astros on Monday night. The Astros come into Seattle struggling with a record of 6-13, 4 GB in the West. RHP Taijuan Walker who has been lights out (1-0, 1.50 ERA) will get the start and face HOU RHP Doug Fister (1-2, 5.94 ERA). First pitch is 7:10 PM PAC, 10:10 PM ET on ROOT Sports NW, or listen on 710 ESPN Seattle. 

This is Tom Hayden signing off saying Go Mariners! Stay #TrueToTheBlue. 



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