Mariners sail past the Halos by 5-0

MATT SHOEMAKER had a rough start on Friday as the Angels lost 5-0 to the Mariners in Anaheim (Keith Allison photo).

After winning five of seven games to even their record at .500, the Los Angeles Angels have backslid into red ink with two losses to the Seattle Mariners at the Big A.

Friday’s 5-0 loss to the M’s drops the Halos to 73-75, still in fourth place in the American League West. The Mariners are 81-66 and third in the ALW. Both teams relied heavily on relievers, but Angels starter Matt Shoemaker (2-1) had a rough 4.2 innings, getting tagged for three runs and five hits. He struck out eight batters and walked none. It was his first home start since June 2017.

At bat, the Angels gathered just six hits, led by Andrelton Simmons with two hits.

The series will continue on Saturday with Andrew Heaney (9-9) scheduled to start for the Angels.

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