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May 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Albert Pujols takes care of offense, Dan Haren the mound as Angels hand Mariners a loss

This was only the second loss in seven games for the Mariners, but they were full value for it, taking a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels.
Albert Pujols accounted for all the offense the visitors needed with a two-run homer in the first inning off Jason Vargas. Pujols then signed to left field in the sixth, stole second base and came around to score on a two-out single by Kendrys Morales.
Dan Haren really didn’t need that third run the way he was pitching. Haren set a career high with 14 strikeouts in the complete game victory.


His strikeout on Michael Saunders in the eighth giving him 1,500 for his career. Then, he began the ninth with his career-high 13th strikeout, fanning Alex Liddi for the fourth time in the game.
Haren was allowed to begin the ninth with his pitch count at 110. He allowed just four hits and won for the first time since April 28.
Hard to believe he’d taken four straight losses coming into tonight. But as we’ve seen the Angels don’t exactly pile on the runs.
Tonight, they scored just enough.

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