SEATTLE — — Mike Trout hit his 51st career home run against Seattle, Jared Walsh added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels swept a Mariners double, winning the last drink 3-0 on Saturday.
Los Angeles won Game 1 4-2 after Trout had a two-out two-run drive in the 10th inning against Diego Castillo.
Trout hit his 20th homer of the season and his 32nd at T-Mobile Park with a solo shot against Tommy Milone (0-1) with two outs in the third inning. The pitch wasn’t in the strike zone, but Trout threw it and chased it to center field.
Trout is the first Angels player to homer in both games of a doubleheader since Albert Pujols on July 20, 2015 against Boston. He is one of four angels to have accomplished this feat over the past 45 years.
He has four homers in the series after hitting two in Game 1 Thursday night.
Walsh added a two-point shot in the seventh against Seattle reliever Sergio Romo. Five of the seven runs scored in the doubleheader by the Angels came via longball.
Angels starter Jose Suarez was added as the 27th man for the doubleheader and dispersed four hits in 4 1/3 shutouts. He managed to leave the bases loaded in the first inning with a pair of strikeouts, and Seattle’s scoring chances were otherwise scarce.
Jimmy Herget (2-1) allowed a hit in 3 2/3 innings, and Archie Bradley pitched the ninth for his second save.
It was a rare Seattle doubleheader, just the fourth since T-Mobile Park opened in 1999 and the first nine-inning twinbill since 2007. Seattle played a doubleheader against Oakland during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. , but both games were seven innings.
Trout’s 50th homer against the Mariners was the difference in Game 1. Trout hit three times earlier in the game, but connected when manager Scott Servais opted out of intentionally walking him with an open base in extra innings.
Seattle’s bullpen retired 13 straight batters before Trout’s home run, Castillo hadn’t allowed a run in his last nine appearances, and Shohei Ohtani waited on deck. All of that played into Trout’s decision to pitch.
Seattle’s Dylan Moore homered and Julio Rodríguez had an RBI single in Game 1, but that accounted for the Mariners’ entire offense in 19 innings. Rodríguez doubled twice in the second game.
Raisel Iglesias (2-4) threw a perfect ninth inning for the Angels and José Quijada worked the 10th to earn the stoppage in Game 1.
HONORING THE PAST
Seattle wore 1946 Seattle Steelheads uniforms for the opening game of the doubleheader, honoring the former Negro League franchise.
David MacKinnon made his major league debut in Game 2 after being selected from Triple-A Salt Lake. Injured 3B Anthony Rendon was moved to the 60-day injured list and RHP Austin Warren was placed on the IL 15-day with a right triceps strain. MacKinnon was 0 for 2.
Seattle selected Milone from Triple-A Tacoma, went for RHP Matt Festa and assigned RHP Joey Gerber for assignment before Game 2.
Angels: LHP Kenny Rosenberg (0-0, 7.50) will be recalled from Salt Lake to make his first start. The 26-year-old rookie has made two relief appearances for the Angels this season.
Mariners: RHP Logan Gilbert (7-2, 2.22) is looking to join the AL pitching pool with eight wins. Gilbert has won three straight decisions, including his last outing against Minnesota where he pitched six shutout innings allowing four hits. In his last four starts, Gilbert has a 1.44 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched.