MLB: Los Angeles Angels 8, Seattle 4

Oct. 2, 2012 at 1:51 AM
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SEATTLE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with three RBI Monday and Los Angeles bested Seattle 8-4, but the Angels still fell short in their late-season playoff push.

Trout's four hits gave him a batting average of .325, four points shy of the American League-leading mark of .329 held by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.

With two games remaining, Trout has a chance to prevent Cabrera's bid for baseball's first triple crown since 1967.

Howie Kendrick added four hits with a pair of RBI for the Angels, whose chase for an AL wild card berth ended with the Oakland Athletics' Monday victory over Texas.

C.J. Wilson (13-10) earned the decision despite allowing five walks, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out seven.

Mariners starter Felix Hernandez (13-9) was rocked for seven runs on 12 hits over 5 1/3 frames.

Casper Wells belted a homer for Seattle, which dropped the opener of a season-ending three-game series.

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