Gonzales pitches another shutout gem
On a day Jean Segura won a fan vote to be added to the American League All-Star team, Marco Gonzales pitched like an All-Star.
The left-hander allowed two hits in seven innings and David Freitas helped give him support with a home run as Seattle beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 Wednesday at Anaheim, Calif.
In moving to 10-5 with a 3.41 ERA, Gonzales, a former Gonzaga pitcher, struck out four and walked none. Alex Colome and Edwin Diaz each pitched an inning of hitless ball; Diaz earned his 36th save.
Freitas homered in the third inning, and Nelson Cruz added a two-run single in the next inning. At age 29, it was Freitas' first career homer.
All three runs came off Jaime Barria, who gave up only five hits while striking out five and walking none in five innings.
The Angels' two hits were by Andrelton Simmons and Mike Trout.
Segura beat out Simmons and three other players, by fan vote, to get the last spot on the A.L. All-Star team. Segura's hitting .329 with 117 hits in 86 games.
The Mariners (58-35) and Angels (47-46) play the rubber game of the three-game series at 7 p.m. Thursday. James Paxton (8-3) pitches for Seattle opposite Tyler Skaggs (6-5).