Powered by four extra-base hits, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3 Sunday and moved within one game of the second American League wild card spot.
The Halos (73-70) got a first inning solo home run by Mike Trout, a seventh inning four-bagger from Luis Valbuena and a key two-run double from Justin Upton in the eighth inning to beat the M’s in Seattle.
Parker Bridwell pitched a strong game, working six innings and giving up two runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked one. The win went to Cameron Bedrosian (6-4), who worked one perfect inning in the seventh.
The Angels are off Monday and will open a series with the Houston Astros on Tuesday in Anaheim.
Rams open with 46-9 win over Colts
The Los Angeles Rams opened the 2017 regular season with a resounding 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts at the Coliseum. Quarterback Jared Goff had a strong performance, throwing for 306 yards and a touchdown. Todd Gurley rushed for 40 yards and scored one touchdown.
Indianapolis was hobbled by the loss of quarterback Andrew Luck and was able only to get three field goals in the loss. The only real disappointment for the home team was the attendance, where big stretches of empty seats were visible on a hot afternoon.
Next for the Rams will be another home game, taking on the Washington Redskins, who lost 30-17 to the Washington Redskins.