ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Marco Gonzales retired 21 consecutive Angels while throwing a four-hitter, and Jose Marmolejos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning of the Seattle Mariners’ 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Monday.
Gonzales (4-2) had eight strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter until the ninth inning of his second career complete game. The left-hander said he felt an uncommon determination after a tumultuous week in which the Mariners elected to skip a game in San Diego to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Several of Gonzales’ teammates subsequently left the team in trades, including his good friend and catcher, Austin Nola.
”I wasn’t expecting to be as emotional as I was today, but it’s just one of those things where it seems to all pile up at once,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales’ feelings hadn’t changed after he retired his 21st straight batter.
”When I walked off the field in the eighth,
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