SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Miguel Batista allowed four singles in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Los Angeles Angels 2-to-0 in the opener of a key A-L West series. Batista, Brandon Morrow and J-J Putz combined on the four-hitter.
Ichiro Suzuki had three hits. Suzuki scored one run and drove in the other run for the Mariners, who've won four straight and moved within three of the division-leading Angels.
The Angels' four-game win streak ended. Kelvim Escobar fell to 11-and-5 despite throwing a complete-game eight-hitter.