By Pete Zarustica
The record-setting continues, but it’s not the kind of statistics one is usually proud of. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lost 3-2 to the Seattle Mariners Monday night in Anaheim, extending their losing streak to 11 games.
Felix Hernandez (7-4) mastered the home team, working 6.2 innings and yielding just the four hits and two runs. He struck out eight and walked four.
Angel starter Ricky Nolasco (4-9) pitched fairly well, going 5.1 innings and giving up eight hits and three earned runs. He struck out three batters and walked three and gave up a home run to Nelson Cruz.
The loss put the Angels at 49-69, last in the American League West and now 20 games out of first place and 16.5 games out of a wild card playoff position.
Hoping to stop their skid, the Angels continue their series with the Mariners (63-54) on Tuesday, with Jhoulys Chacin (3-8) scheduled to start for the Halos.