M’s Take 3 of 4 From the Angels – Saunders Set to Return
SEATTLE (AP) — Jason Bay and Michael Morse hit solo home runs, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Sunday. The Mariners won three of four from the Angels over the weekend to earn their first series victory of the year. Bay tied it in the seventh with his second homer, connecting on the first pitch of the inning from Jason Vargas (0-3). Morse put Seattle ahead in the eighth against Vargas, hitting his seventh home run into the Angels' bullpen. The M's improved their record to 11-16. Tonight they open a three game series against Baltimore at Safeco Field.
Meanwhile Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders could rejoin the team on Monday following a rehab stint with the team's Triple-A affiliate. Saunders sprained his right shoulder on April 11 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He was hurt in the first inning against Houston when he slammed into the right-field wall catching leadoff hitter Jose Altuve's fly ball. Saunders said he was initially concerned he may have broken his collarbone, but was relieved the injury was just a sprain. Saunders played in the field for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.