The Angels ended the first half of their season on a high note, as they took down the Mariners 7-1 to go into the All-Star break one game above .500.
After the offense was nowhere to be found through the first two games, they scored seven runs on 11 hits. David Fletcher led the way, recording four hits as he extended his hitting streak to an impressive 24 games. His average now sits at .309, one of the top marks in all of baseball.
In addition to his four hits, he drove in four runs for the Halos. He hit a solo home run in the third inning, his second of the season to tie the game at one. Later in the fifth he singled in two runs to give the Halos a 3-1 lead. Fletcher then drove in his fourth run of the game in the seventh inning.
Switching over from Fletcher, the Angels’ pitching staff was fantastic on Sunday. Jose Suarez got the start for LA and gave them five solid innings. He struck out four and allowed only one run. Steve Cishek, Tony Watson and Raisel Iglesias followed with four scoreless combined innings. They allowed only one hit.
The Angels finish the first half with a 45-44 record. They are nine games back of first place in the AL West and are 5.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot. Mike Trout will be returning shortly, ready to help the Angels make a playoff push.