|Saturday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 28 July 2007 13:38|
Johjima hit a two-out, two-run homer in the second to tie the game at 3-all, and Betancourt put the Mariners in front for good with a solo shot in the fifth.
Otherwise, Gaudin (8-6) was dominant, throwing his first career complete game. He allowed four hits and threw only 88 pitches in eight innings, retiring the final 11 batters, yet lost his third straight decision.
Gaudin got no offensive support after the second inning, despite the inconsistency of Seattle starter Horacio Ramirez, who remained undefeated at home this year.
Ramirez (6-3) fought control problems to last six innings, despite five walks and throwing nearly as many balls as strikes. He gave up three runs in the second on a bases clearing double by Donnie Murphy, but otherwise kept the Athletics off the scoreboard.
J.J. Putz struck out pinch-hitter Jack Cust with two on to end the eight and then struck out three in the ninth for his 30th save, rebounding from his first blown save of the year on Wednesday night in Texas.
Angels 10, Tigers 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Garret Anderson hit a disputed three-run homer in the eighth inning to break open a tie game, and Orlando Cabrera added a two-run homer to cap the seven-run inning for the Angels.
Jason Grilli (5-3), pitching his third inning of relief, gave up an infield hit to Vladimir Guerrero leading off the eighth and was replaced by Tim Byrdak. Casey Kotchman sacrificed the runner to second, and Gary Matthews Jr. was intentionally walked before Anderson drove a 1-0 pitch toward the top of the 18-foot wall in right field.
A fan appeared to reach over the railing and glove the ball, but first base umpire Ed Montague ruled it a home run - Anderson's fifth. Tigers manager Jim Leyland came out to argue that it should have been a ground-rule double, but the decision stood.
Scot Shields (3-3) pitched a hitless eighth inning for the win. It was the right-hander's 34th with the Angels, tying Dave LaRoche's club record for victories by a reliever.