Dillon Peters, recalled from Triple-A prior to the game, pitched five shutout innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Seattle Mariners 9-3 Sunday afternoon.
Albert Pujols, Brian Goodwin, Mike Trout and Dustin Garneau homered for the Angels, who took two of three games in the series and are 7-3 since the All-Star break.
Dee Gordon went 3 for 4 for the Mariners, who dropped to 1-8 in their past nine games.
Peters (2-0) was recalled from Salt Lake to start for fellow left-hander Andrew Heaney, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation.
Peters allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four. It was his first start of the season after making four relief appearances, three against the Mariners. Both of his wins this season have come against Seattle.
Mariners rookie left-hander Yusei Kikuchi (4-7) went five innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts. He dropped to 1-3 against the Angels
The Mariners acquired RHP Matt Magill from Minnesota for cash considerations. Magill, 29, who was designated for assignment Thursday, was 2-0 with a 4.45 ERA in 28 relief appearances this season, with 36 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings. … The Angels won the season series against the M’s 10-9.
By the numbers
20-31: The Mariners’ record both at home and on the road this season.
Our take from Right Field
At least Mariners fans could watch Edgar Martinez’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony from Cooperstown, N.Y., before the game.
The M’s open a three-game series with the Texas Rangers at 7:10 p.m. Monday at T-Mobile Park. LHP Marco Gonzales (10-8, 4.48 ERA) is scheduled to start against Rangers RHP Adrian Sampson (6-6, 4.92).
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