Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners

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SEA
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LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
SEA 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 7 0

Chris Young took a no-hitter into the sixth against a powerful Angels lineup, and stayed unbeaten in his new home after allowing two hits and one run in 6.1 innings.

0:34 | May 26, 2014 | Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, MLB, Seattle Mariners

Game Information
Location: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 22,710

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Young pitched shutout ball until Albert Pujols homered in the seventh inning, Robinson Cano had three hits and two RBIs to raise his average to .332, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Angels 5-1 on Monday.

After manager Lloyd McClendon lamented Seattle's production following losses over the weekend to Houston, the Mariners responded with five runs in the first two innings off Tyler Skaggs (4-2). Seattle scored three unearned runs with two outs in the second.

Young (4-2) kept the Angels without a hit until Kole Calhoun's single with one out in the sixth inning. An inning later, Pujols hit his 506th career home run, pulling within three of Gary Sheffield for 24th on baseball's all-time homer list.

Young lasted only two more batters after Pujols' homer, getting pulled after issuing a walk to Raul Ibanez. He struck out five and walked three.

But Young's strong pitching at Safeco Field continued. In four starts at home this season, Young is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA.

It was a solid rebound for Young, who got knocked around in losing his previous two starts. He gave up 10 hits and five runs in losing to Minnesota and allowed four runs and seven hits in a loss to Texas last week.

The top three hitters in Seattle's order did the damage against Skaggs. James Jones scored twice, and Michael Saunders tripled, singled and scored two runs.

Cano singled in each of his first three at-bats a day after his streak of reaching base ended at 31 games.

Skaggs wasn't helped by his defense in the second inning when shortstop Erick Aybar couldn't handle Jones' one-hopper with two outs. The miscue allowed Dustin Ackley to score and opened the door for two more runs on Saunders' triple and Cano's infield single.

Despite the early trouble, Skaggs threw seven innings and struck out eight.

NOTES: Angels dropped to 1-5 vs. Seattle this season. ... Seattle LHP James Paxton (back) said he was not sure when his next throwing session would be after making his first rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. ... Seattle RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Wednesday at Tacoma.

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Pitcher Matchup
Tyler Skaggs
Innings Pitched:7 (Loss)
H 7, R 5, 3.97 ERA
Chris Young
(Win) Innings Pitched:6.1
H 2, R 1, 3.3 ERA
 

Seattle batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
James Jones CF 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 .286
Michael Saunders RF 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .274
Robinson Cano 2B 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 .332
Justin Smoak 1B 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 .227
Mike Zunino C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .237
Kyle Seager 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .246
Stefen Romero RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .194
Dustin Ackley LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .253
Nick Franklin SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .138

Los Angeles batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Howie Kendrick 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
Mike Trout CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .279
Albert Pujols 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .267
David Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .211
Raul Ibanez LF 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .156
Erick Aybar SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .265
C.J. Cron 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Hank Conger C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .290
Chris Iannetta C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Kole Calhoun RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .213

Seattle pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Chris Young 6.1 2 1 1 3 5 98-59 3.30
Danny Farquhar 1 0 0 0 0 1 12-7 2.59
Fernando Rodney 1 1 0 0 0 0 10-7 2.79
Charlie Furbush 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 7-4 5.02

Los Angeles pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Tyler Skaggs 7 7 5 2 2 8 98-65 3.97
Michael Kohn 1 0 0 0 2 1 17-7 2.01