Mike Trout makes it, but the Halos don’t

MIKE TROUT was named to the AL All-Star team for the sixth time on Sunday, but that was all the good news for the Angels as they lost 5-3 to Seattle (Flickr/Keith Allison photo).

The good news for fans of the Los Angeles Angels is that Mike Trout was voted to be the starting centerfielder for the American League in the All-Star game later this month. Sunday’s not quite-as-good news was that the Angels lost 5-3 to the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim.

Trout, who will probably not be actually playing in the All-Star contest because of a thumb injury, would have been useful in the loss to the Mariners, which dropped the Angels’ record back to 43-43, still in second place in the American League West, but only a half-game ahead of the Mariners (41-42).

The M’s starter, James Paxton (6-3) had a perfect game going into the sixth innings as the visitors built a 2-0 lead. The Angel starter, Jesse Chavez (5-9) lasted five innings, giving up two runs and four hits. He struck out three and walked two.

With the score 2-1 Seattle, the decisive inning turned out to be the eighth. Robinson Cano hit a three-run home run for the Mariners, giving them a 5-1 lead. The Angels rallied with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, but it wasn’t enough on a night when the Halos could only produce six hits.

On Monday, it’s back on the road for the Angels as the start a series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field with Alex Meyer (3-4) making the start for the Orange County team.


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