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MLB: Los Angeles Angels 11, Seattle 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols and Alberto Callaspo combined to go 8-for-10 with three RBI and the Los Angeles Angels pounded 21 hits Monday in their 11-3 win over Seattle.

MLB: Baltimore 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

BALTIMORE, June 11 (UPI) -- Nick Markakis drove in the go-ahead runs and Miguel Gonzalez hurled eight dominant innings Tuesday in Baltimore's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- Chris Nelson's infield single drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth Thursday, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 5, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 25 (UPI) -- Mark Trumbo singled in Mike Trout with the go-ahead score during a three-run seventh Friday, sending the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Chicago White Sox 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- Jason Vargas hurled seven shutout innings and the Los Angeles Angels won 6-2 Sunday, earning a four-game split with the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Kansas City 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick connected for solo home runs in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 win over visiting Kansas City Tuesday.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 4, Baltimore 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 4 (UPI) -- Jason Vargas gave up just three hits in recording the fourth shutout of his career Friday, bringing the Los Angeles Angels a 4-0 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Seattle 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

SEATTLE, April 28 (UPI) -- Jason Bay and Michael Morse rallied Seattle with late solo homers Sunday, lifting the Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Los Angeles Angels 6

MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Joe Mauer notched his second straight game with four hits and three RBI Tuesday, boosting the Twins over the Los Angeles Angels 8-6.

MLB: Oakland 8, Los Angeles Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- Josh Donaldson snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the sixth Thursday and Oakland went on to down the Los Angeles Angels 8-1.

Angels deal Morales to Mariners for Vargas

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- First baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales Wednesday was dealt from the Los Angeles Angels to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Jason Vargas.

MLB: Texas 3, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Geovany Soto launched a two-run homer and Mike Napoli added a solo shot in the fourth inning Sunday in the Texas Rangers' 3-2 win over Seattle.

MLB: Oakland 4, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Tommy Milone struck out 10 over six strong innings Sunday and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of Seattle with a 4-2 victory.

MLB: Seattle 4, Boston 1

SEATTLE, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Vargas hurled seven innings of one-run ball Monday and Seattle scored all of its runs in the fourth inning of its 4-1 win over Boston.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Seattle 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe drove in four runs Wednesday, two of them with his 20th homer of the season, launching Minnesota to a 10-0 decision over Seattle.
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Seattle Mariners' starter Jason Vargas acknowledges the crowd after ending the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at SAFECO Field in Seattle on July 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Jason Matthew Vargas (born February 2, 1983 in Apple Valley, California) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. He has played parts of two seasons in the major leagues with the Florida Marlins, part of one season in the major leagues with the New York Mets and the last two seasons with the Seattle Mariners.

Vargas was drafted by Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins with the 1,273rd pick in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. Jason declined and decided to go to Louisiana State University. As a freshman at LSU, Vargas went 1-1 with a 3.43 ERA in 13 games. However, Vargas decided to transfer out of LSU after the 2001 season to Cypress College for the 2003 season, picking a junior college so he would still be eligible for the draft. He was the Southern California junior college player of the year for his work on the mound and at the plate. However, as the season wore on, his arm slot dropped; and his velocity fell into the mid-80s. That, combined with Vargas' signing bonus demands, depressed his draft stock, so he went undrafted.

Vargas headed to Long Beach State for his senior year. He liked the school's history of producing major league talent and liked the school's hard-nosed mentality even more, especially after getting a recommendation from J.J. Newkirk, who played for Vargas's father, Joe, at Victor Valley High School. Vargas arrived at LBSU with a new work ethic determined to improve upon his year at Cypress College. Vargas also proved a fast learner. At Long Beach, he learned to keep his top half aligned with his lower half over the rubber and not drift toward the plate as he twisted through his delivery. The tweak allowed Vargas to repeat his mechanics and keep his arm higher, which in turn increased the velocity on his fastball and improved the break on his curveball. The new work ethic paid off, and in 2004 Vargas went 7-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 18 games on the mound, while hitting .354 with 14 doubles and five home runs as the team's designated hitter.

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