Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles tandem of Garrett Richards and
Chris Nelson spoiled Seattle manager Eric Wedge's return to the dugout
following a month-long medical leave.
Richards outpitched Felix Hernandez and Nelson provided all the offense with a
two-run homer in the Angels' 2-0 win at Safeco Field.
Richards (4-5) was cruising on the mound, holding the Mariners to four
singles, before being struck by a Dustin Ackley comebacker with one out in the
eighth. He left with a a right forearm contusion, giving way to Dane De La
Rosa, who retired both batters he faced.
Ernesto Frieri pitched around a two-out base hit in the ninth to record his
27th save. The Angels snapped a four-game losing streak.
Nelson's blast was one of only three hits allowed over six frames by Hernandez
(12-7), who finished with 10 strikeouts.
Wedge returned for Friday's series opener after suffering a mild stroke before
the Mariners game on July 22.
The Sports Network