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Halos down Mariners

12:29 AM, Sep 26, 2012   |    comments
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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Zack Greinke allowed one run over five innings, Torii Hunter and Erick Aybar both homered, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim downed the Seattle Mariners, 5-4, on Tuesday in the opener of a three- game series.

Greinke (6-2) notched a season-high 13 strikeouts, scattered seven hits with two walks and improved to 5-0 in his last seven starts.

Albert Pujols and Alberto Callaspo both added an RBI for the Angels, winners of four straight, who sit two games behind the Oakland Athletics for the AL's final wild card spot. The A's defeated the Texas Rangers in 10 innings earlier Tuesday.

Erasmo Ramirez (1-3) gave up five runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over six innings in the loss. The rookie right-hander struck out three and did not issue a walk.

Justin Smoak hit a pair of homers, including a two-run blast off Scott Downs in the seventh which cut the Mariners' deficit to 5-4.

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