The Seattle Mariners ran into some trouble on Friday as they opened up a three-game series at Safeco Field against the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners lost by a final score of 9-1.
Kevin Millwood served up a big hit early, givin up a three-run homer to Kendrys Morales in the top of the first inning to put the Mariners in a hole. John Jaso drove in the only Seattle run of the game in the bottom of the first with an RBI single.
Albert Pujols hit an RBI single off of Millwood in the top of the second and Morales picked up his fourth RBI of the game in the top of the fourth with another RBI single to push the Los Angeles lead to 5-1.
Matt Capps entered the game in the sixth inning and gave up a double to Torii Hunter that made it 6-1 Angels. In the top of the ninth, Alberto Callaspo hit an RBI double and Bobby Wilson followed up with a two-run home run that put the game firmly out of reach, 9-1.
The good news is that the Mariners will have Felix Hernandez on the mound in Saturday's game as they try to even up the series.
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