Los Angeles Angels

Losing streak stretches to 11 now

MIKE TROUT homered but the Angels lost 3-2 to the Mariners Monday night for their 11th straight loss. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

MIKE TROUT homered but the Angels lost 3-2 to the Mariners Monday night for their 11th straight loss. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

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.

angelslogoMike Trout homered in the fifth, but his 23rd round-tripper of the season was not nearly enough on a night where the Angels garnered only four hits.

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.

 

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