Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 7/30)

Game 1: Thursday, July 29
in 13
Game 2: Friday, July 30
Game 3: Saturday, July 31
in 11
Game 4: Sunday, August 1

Mariners 5

(39-63, 14-36 away)

Angels 6

(55-48, 28-24 home)

    10:05 PM ET, July 30, 2004

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: B. Donnelly (2-2)

    L: J. Putz (0-3)

    S: T. Percival (18)

    Anaheim 6, Seattle 5

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Bengie Molina has decided to let his bat do the talking this season.

    Molina hit a two-run, go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Anaheim Angels got homers from Robb Quinlan and Jose Guillen to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Friday night.

    Molina, whose two-run shot in the ninth tied Thursday night's game before the Mariners won it in the 13th, lined an 0-1 pitch to left-center against J.J. Putz (0-3) to score Garret Anderson and Darin Erstad.

    "It seems like Bengie always comes up with big hits, and it was no different for him tonight," said Quinlan, who got the Angels' offense jump-started with a three-run homer in the second.

    Molina, incensed over a local columnist's printed remarks about his weight, has boycotted the print media -- leaving others to talk about his contributions to the team.

    "Offensively, Bengie's starting to hit his stride," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's always been a very good clutch hitter for us, and he'll put the ball in play as much as the best contact hitters that we have in this league."

    Seattle rookie Bucky Jacobsen gave the Mariners a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth with a two-run single off All-Star Francisco Rodriguez after an RBI single by Randy Winn.

    "It's one of the few times this year that we haven't held a lead deep in the game," Scioscia said. "Frankie was a little bit off. I don't know if the two innings last night took a little bit out of him. He looked like he had enough gas, but he just got into too many hitter's counts."

    Brendan Donnelly relieved Rodriguez and loaded the bases with a walk to Scott Spiezio before striking out rookie Justin Leone.

    "It's been like that the whole season," Seattle's Jolbert Cabrera said. "The offense has had a lot of chances to add on to some leads that we've had, but we've made it difficult for our pitchers and put too much pressure on them. They have to come in and make the perfect pitch all the time because we didn't score enough runs."

    Donnelly (2-2) got the win after Troy Percival salvaged the night for a battered Anaheim bullpen that entered the game with an AL-leading 3.30 ERA. Percival pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save and 301st of his career.

    "We have a good bullpen, and sometimes things like that are going to happen. But more times than not, they're going to save our butt," Quinlan said.

    Ortiz allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, striking out four.

    Seattle leadoff hitter Ichiro Suzuki, whose career-high five hits in Thursday night's 13-inning, 6-5 win tied a club record, was 0-for-4 with a walk as his 21-game hitting streak ended three shy of Joey Cora's franchise record.

    Seattle's Gil Meche allowed four runs and eight hits over six innings in his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Quinlan, one of several bench players who have kept the Angels in the thick of things during an injury-plagued season, gave the Angels a 3-1 lead in the second with a homer to center field after one-out singles by Guillen and Erstad.

    The home run was the second in the majors for Quinlan, who hit his first one last Saturday at Seattle against Ron Villone.

    "Before I went up there, I asked (bench coach) Joe Maddon what Meche throws because I hadn't faced him before," Quinlan said. "He told me that early in the count with guys on base, I might get some curveballs. So I laid off two curveballs. Then on 2-0, I knew he had to come after me and I got the pitch I was looking for."

    Guillen made it 4-1 with his 19th homer and 32nd RBI in his last 35 games.

    The Mariners converted doubles by Jacobsen and Winn into their first two runs. Jacobsen scored on Leone's second-inning single and Winn came home in the fourth on a groundout by Ibanez.

    Game notes

    The Angels terminated OF Raul Mondesi's contract after he failed to show up for another rehabilitation appointment in nearby Orange. "Enough was enough," said general manager Bill Stoneman, adding that Mondesi also was a no-show on Monday. ... Seattle pitching coach Bryan Price served the one-game suspension he received Friday following his ejection from last Monday's 14-5 loss at Oakland. ... The Mariners traded INF and pinch-hitting specialist Dave Hansen back to the San Diego Padres for minor league RHP Jon Huber.

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