Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 9/21)

Game 1: Thursday, September 20
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LA Angels9
Game 2: Friday, September 21
Seattle6Final
LA Angels0
Game 3: Saturday, September 22
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LA Angels2
Game 4: Sunday, September 23
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LA Angels7

Mariners 6

(82-71, 38-40 away)

Angels 0

(91-63, 53-26 home)

    10:05 PM ET, September 21, 2007

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: J. Washburn (10-15)

    L: J. Saunders (8-4)

    Washburn hurls seven shutout innings as M's slow Angels

    A CLOSER LOOK
    • Summary: Jose Guillen blasted a solo home run and Jarrod Washburn tossed seven shutout innings as the Mariners made sure the Angels will have to wait at least one more day to celebrate a division title.

    Jarrod Washburn
    Washburn

    • Turning point: The Mariners backed Washburn up with a four-run sixth keyed by Adrian Beltre's two-run double, a shot to the wall in center.

    • Hero: Washburn, who improved to 10-15 in his first win in six starts. He gave up five hits and one walk and struck out four.

    • Hunt for October: The Angels' magic number remains one, with two more weekend games to play with the second-place Mariners.

    • Quotable: "I knew that if they won tonight, they'd get to celebrate -- and I didn't want that to happen. I'm going to be rooting for them and pulling for them." -- Washburn, referring to his ex-Angels teammates

    -- ESPN.com news services

    Mariners 6, Angels 0

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Sometime soon, Jarrod Washburn will be pulling for his former Angels teammates.

    He definitely wasn't Friday night.

    Washburn pitched seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Los Angeles 6-0 to deny the Angels the AL West crown for at least another day.

    "I think they're the best team in the league, but I definitely wanted to knock them off and save their celebration at least one more day," Washburn said. "I didn't approach it any differently than any other start.

    "But I knew that if they won tonight, they'd get to celebrate -- and I didn't want that to happen. I'm going to be rooting for them and pulling for them."

    The 33-year-old Washburn spent his entire career in the Angels organization before they let him go after the 2005 season, and he signed a free-agent contract with Seattle. Once a mainstay of the Angels' rotation, he had helped them earn postseason berths in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and got a ring when they won the World Series title in 2002.

    Washburn (10-15) scattered five hits, walked one and struck out four in running his record against his former teammates to 4-2.

    Brandon Marrow pitched two perfect innings to complete the shutout.

    Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said Washburn didn't give the Angels much chance.

    "We didn't get too many good looks, not too many balls were hit hard," Scioscia said. "He turns that fastball into two or three different looks, he elevated in the zone and got a lot of fly balls and changed speeds -- and pitched a good ballgame."

    Adrian Beltre had three hits and drove in two runs, Jose Vidro had a two-run single, and Jose Guillen hit a solo homer.

    The Angels, who clinched at least a tie for the division crown by winning the opener of the four-game series against the second-place Mariners, get two more chances to wrap it up against them, on Saturday and Sunday.

    Guillen, another former Angel, said he didn't particularly enjoy delaying their celebration.

    "It's going to happen sooner or later. And when it happens, you've got to tip your hat to them. They're a good team, they know how to play the game and their pitching staff is pretty tough," he said.

    Guillen, whose run-in with Scioscia in 2004 led to his being suspended by the team and eventually traded to Washington, even had a kind word for his former skipper.

    Division Magic Numbers
    MLB
    The magic number is derived by adding one to the number of remaining games and subtracting the number of games ahead in the loss column from the second-place team. Here's where the leaders stand:
    AL EAST
    Red Sox7
    AL CENTRAL
    Indians2
    AL WEST
    Angels1
    NL EAST
    Mets8
    NL CENTRAL
    Cubs8
    NL WEST
    D-backs8

    "I hate to say this, but they have pretty good manager, too, that knows how to win games," he said.

    Seattle bench coach Mike Goff filled in for manager John McLaren, who was serving a one-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball earlier in the day.

    Washburn became the latest left-hander to stymie the Angels, who are 18-20 this year in games started by lefties.

    The win was just the second in Washburn's last 10 decisions, and he had lost his last five starts.

    "We know he's been struggling, but he was in synch tonight," Scioscia said.

    Los Angeles' Joe Saunders (8-4) gave up five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.

    Injury-plagued Bartolo Colon, the Angels' 2005 Cy Young winner, will start Saturday against Miguel Batista. Kelvim Escobar originally was scheduled to take the mound for Los Angeles, but will miss the start because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

    "We didn't get it done today," Scioscia said. "We didn't play well. Everybody knows what we need to do, we need to win a ballgame. So that's what we'll do. We'll look at tomorrow's game, start from scratch, build some momentum."

    Seattle reliever Jorge Campillo began serving a four-game suspension for throwing at Vladimir Guerrero twice and being ejected in the Angels' 9-5 victory over the Mariners a night earlier.

    McLaren also was ejected and given the one-game suspension because both benches had been previously warned after Angels pitcher Jered Weaver plunked Kenji Johjima in the fourth inning.

    Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-5 to end his 13-game hitting streak and fall out of a tie for the AL batting lead. Detroit's Maglio Ordonez is hitting .354 to lead the majors and Suzuki slipped to .350.

    Game notes


    Escobar's next start is expected to be either Tuesday or Wednesday. Colon's start will be just his second since July 23, when he came out of a game because of irritation in his elbow. ... McLaren said Campillo was trying to pitch up and in and just overdid it. ... The Mariners won for just the second time in eight games in Anaheim this season.

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