MLB: Seattle 8, Los Angeles Angels 6

June 5, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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ANAHEIM, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- Munenori Kawasaki clubbed a bases-clearing double and John Jaso added three hits Monday in the Seattle Mariners' 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Kawasaki's three-run double came in the fifth inning and broke the game open, giving the Mariners a 7-2 lead.

Jaso delivered a run-scoring single the third inning that put the Mariners ahead for good at 2-1 and Kyle Seager belted a solo homer as Seattle claimed the opener of a three-game series.

Jason Vargas (7-4) allowed four runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings while recording eight strikeouts for Seattle.

Angels starter Ervin Santana (2-7) issued six walks over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander was lit up for seven runs on eight hits.

Kendrys Morales socked a pair of solo homers and Mike Trout went 4-for-4 with two RBI for Los Angeles.

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