ANAHEIM -- Robinson Cano homered twice and drove in five runs and left-hander Ariel Miranda fired seven scoreless innings to help the Mariners snap a four-game losing streak with a 10-0 rout of the Angels in Friday night's series opener at Angel Stadium.Cano launched a three-run homer in the fifth
ANAHEIM -- Robinson Cano homered twice and drove in five runs and left-hander Ariel Miranda fired seven scoreless innings to help the Mariners snap a four-game losing streak with a 10-0 rout of the Angels in Friday night's series opener at Angel Stadium.
Cano launched a three-run homer in the fifth and added a two-run shot in the seventh, bringing his season total to 16 and giving him his 22nd career multi-homer game. Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager also homered, while Ben Gamel finished 4-for-5 with two RBIs.
"We were due to bust out," said Mariners manager Scott Servais. "The last four games have been pretty frustrating for us. Really good sign for our offense. Just a complete win. And it starts with starting pitching and Miranda was awesome tonight."
The Mariners' offensive production was more than enough for Miranda, who held the Angels to just two hits -- a single by Kole Calhoun and a double by Andrelton Simmons -- while walking two and striking out four in the 95-pitch effort.
The Angels allowed a season-high 17 hits and were shut out for the seventh time this season, tied for the second-most in the Majors. Friday also marked the Halos' most lopsided loss of the season, bringing them back down to .500 at 42-42.
"We're turning the page on this one," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Rough night all the way around."
Rookie right-hander Parker Bridwell struggled in his fourth spot start for the Angels, surrendering five runs on 11 hits while walking one and striking out two over six innings. Bridwell allowed at least one hit in each of his six frames, and the Mariners could have inflicted more damage against him were it not for the three double plays the Angels' defense turned behind him.
"I had some luck tonight," Bridwell said. "Obviously it could have been a lot worse than that, but the defense behind me made plays. I've got to be better in five days, and I will be."
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Zunino's moonshot: Zunino opened the scoring by hammering a 446-foot solo homer to left field off Bridwell in the third, giving the Mariners a 1-0 lead. It marked Zunino's third-longest blast since Statcast™ was introduced. The 26-year-old catcher finished June with 10 homers and 31 RBIs, the most RBIs by a Mariners backstop in a month and just two shy of the club record of 33 for any position player.
"I haven't had a stretch this long in my career," Zunino said. "Obviously, you're going to have a week or two, but to sustain it for a month and be able to go in there after a game and see what you have to work on, I hope I can keep that going." More >>
Mariners pile on: Bridwell teetered on the edge of trouble from the outset, but he unraveled in the fifth, allowing the Mariners to score four runs and build a 5-0 lead. Jean Segura began the big inning with an RBI double, but Cano inflicted the most damage with his first home run of the night, a three-run shot to right field off Bridwell. Cano's 15th homer of the season had an exit velocity of 102 mph and traveled an estimated 375 feet, according to Statcast™.
"Robbie is one of those guys, when he gets going, he can legitimately carry you, not just for one game, but for awhile," said Seager. "That's something that's pretty special and there's not many guys that can do that."
"What a play. To put that much on the throw when you're in the air like that, it's as good of a play as you're going to see in the hole by a shortstop. It's Motter. What do you expect?" -- Servais, on Taylor Motter's game-ending play to throw out Jefry Marte
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Gamel ended June with a Major League-leading 42 hits and .393 average in 26 games.
Mariners:Sam Gaviglio (3-2, 3.38 ERA) makes the 10th start of his career in Saturday's 7:18 p.m. PT game. The rookie right-hander has been a solid addition to the rotation since being promoted in early May during a rash of injuries. This will be his first time facing the Angels.
Angels: Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (3-9, 4.86 ERA) will pitch the middle game of the Angels' three-game series against the Mariners at 7:18 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium. Nolasco has recorded a 5.23 ERA in two starts against Seattle this season.
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