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Angels up lead to four
Guerrero powers rally in Seattle
SEATTLE -- Vladimir Guerrero had four hits and three RBIs as the Los Angeles Angels rallied from five runs down to beat host Seattle, 10-6, last night and increase their AL West lead to four games.
Kendry Morales had three hits, including a homer against Jeff Weaver and a double off rookie Brandon Morrow (3-3) that put Los Angeles ahead, 7-6, in a four-run eighth. Guerrero added a two-run single off Rick White and Maicer Izturis singled in a run as Los Angeles won for the 10th time in 14 games this season against its closest rival.
Guerrero is batting .509 this season against the Mariners.
Seattle took a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Ervin Santana. But the Mariners lost their fourth straight, and their wild-card lead over the New York Yankees was cut to one game.
Santana threw 20 pitches before he got an out -- after two triples, a double, two walks, and four runs.
After 23 pitches, his cameo was over. Former Angel Jose Guillen doubled home two runs and Adrian Beltre doubled home two more before Kenji Johjima made it 5-0 with a single.
The crowd gave Santana a mocking, standing ovation as manager Mike Scioscia replaced him with Dustin Moseley, who held Seattle scoreless over two hits for the next 5 1/3 innings.
Orlando Cabrera, who had three hits, had an RBI single in the fifth and Guerrero doubled to chase Weaver, who left muttering to himself. Garret Anderson had a tying sacrifice fly off Eric O'Flaherty.
Guerrero's second double put Los Angeles ahead, 6-5, in the seventh after Seattle chose to have Morrow pitch to him with first base open and two outs.