The Seattle Mariners have a chance to capture their final series of 2012 in front of the Safeco Field faithful on Wednesday. The Mariners evened up their three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night with a 6-1 win.
The Mariners were in control for pretty much the entire game. Seattle took an early lead with a two-out solo home run from Kyle Seager in the bottom of the first inning. The homer was the 20th of the year for Seager.
Michael Saunders added a two-run double in the fourth to make it 3-0 Seattle. In the fifth, John Jaso hit an RBI single and Saunders hit another RBI double to stretch the lead out to 5-0 for the home team. Jesus Montero contributed the final Mariners run in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI single that scored Jaso.
The Angels did not get on the board until the top of the ninth, when Howie Kendrick drove home Andrew Romine on a single with two outs.
Hisashi Iwakuma was great in his final start of the year, improving to 9-5 after allowing no runs on six hits and one walk in six innings of work, striking out seven along the way.