They’re headed for home after a 2-1 defeat

ANDRELTON SIMMONS drove in the lone Angel run as they lost 2-1 to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday (Flickr/Keith Allison).

No doubt the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be glad to get back to their home by the Santa Ana River.

The Halos will have their home opening day on Thursday hosting the Texas Rangers after a disappointing road trip capped by a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners in Washington.

Trevor Cahill had a fine bounce-back performance on the hill for the Angels, yielding just three hits and one run while striking out five over six innings. But that wasn’t enough as the Halos collected only four hits.

The sole Angel run was driven in by Andrelton Simmons in the second, but the M’s matched it in the bottom of the sixth. Seattle got the winning run in the eighth when Daniel Vogelbach hit a game-winning homer off Halo reliever Luis Garcia.

The end result of that was the team being swept by the M’s and dropping to a 1-5 start, the worst since the first season in 1961.

“You look up at the numbers on the board when guys come up, they’re just not where their career norms are,” Angel manager Brad Ausmus said. “So we’re scuffling. This opening road trip was a struggle for us offensively. It certainly can’t keep up though.”




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