Miley Posts His 1st Win for Mariners, Beats Pujols, Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Wade Miley overcame a shaky first inning that included a homer by a slumping Albert Pujols to post his first victory in a Mariners uniform, helping Seattle beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 Sunday.
Kyle Seager, Leonys Martin and Seth Smith hit home runs for the Mariners.
Pujols ended a career-worst 0-for-26 skid with his 563rd career homer, tying Reggie Jackson for 13th place all-time.
Miley (1-2) allowed four runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. The left-hander, obtained in a trade with Boston in December, allowed one hit after Pujols' two-out single in the third — an eighth-inning homer by Yunel Escobar on his 98th and final pitch.
Matt Shoemaker (1-3) was charged with seven runs, six hits and three walks in three-plus innings in Anaheim.