Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Brandon Maurer struck out six over 6 1/3 stellar innings, as the Seattle Mariners downed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 6-0, on Thursday in the opener of a four-game set at Safeco Field.
Maurer (2-3) scattered seven hits and walked one to earn his second victory in his last three tries. Carter Capps and Tom Wilhelmsen combined to keep the Angels off the basepaths over the final 2 2/3 frames.
Kyle Seager scorched a two-run homer and knocked in three overall, while Carlos Peguero smacked a solo shot and Jason Bay added a pair of RBI for the Mariners, who had lost two straight and five of their last six coming in.
Garrett Richards (1-1) absorbed the loss after giving up five runs on nine hits and two walks over seven-plus innings for the Halos, who have lost two straight and three of their last four games.