A much-needed series win against a divisional rival and a team in front of us for the Wild Card, the Mariners beat the Angels on Sunday as they damn well should have.
James Paxton was a pitching god for a while there, before getting run out of the game in the seventh. Steve Cishek picked him up and it was hang-on time from then on out. Robbie Cano hit a 3-run homer to extend our lead, then Nick Vincent did everything he could to give the lead away. Luckily, Scrabble and Diaz weren’t in a meltdown mood like Vincent, so we were able to preserve the 5-3 victory.
Again, the long weekend means I’m not really giving these games my full attention, so these recaps are getting short shrift.