Seattle concludes successful 1st half with loss to Angels

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The Mariners head into the All-Star break on a losing note after falling to the Angels Sunday at T-Mobile Park 7-to-1. Things looked good early for Seattle in the bottom of the 1st inning as they got runners at second and third with nobody out for Ty France…

The Angels would tie the game with David Fletcher’s 2nd home run of the season in the top of the 3rd…

Fletcher loves playing the Mariners in Seattle and would drive in two more runs in the 5th to give Los Angeles the lead…

Yohan Ramirez gave up the 2-run single to Fletcher and would up taking the loss. Manager Scott Servais says Sunday’s loss shouldn’t overshadow what Seattle was able to do the first half of the season…

The Mariners head into the All-Star break with a 48-and-43 record, good enough for 3rd in the American League West and three-and-a-half games back in the Wild Card Race.

Mariners draft high school catcher with 1st pick

As Seattle wrapped up the first half of the season and as young catching prospect Cal Raleigh made his Major League debut Sunday, the Mariners were drafting another catcher in the first round of the MLB Draft…

Ford is the highest-drafted catcher for the Mariners since Mike Zunino was taken with the 3rd overall pick in 2012.

Houston goes into break leading A-L West

Houston continues to lead the Division heading into the All-Star break after a walk-off win against the Yankees Sunday…

American League West Scoreboard

Jose Altuve’s 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th capped a 6-run rally for the Astros to snap a 3-game losing streak.

Chris Bassitt won his 10th game of the season Sunday for Oakland, pitching 7-innings of 1-run ball in the A’s 4-1 win over Texas. Matt Olson hit two of Oakland’s 4, solo-home runs in the game.

Heading into the break, Houston’s lead is 3-and-a-half games over Oakland. Seattle is two in front of Los Angeles for 3rd while the Rangers are 19-and-a-half game back at 35-and-55.

AppleSox let lead and series get away Sunday

The AppleSox got off to a hot start Sunday in its series finale against Corvallis, leading at one point 6-to-1. But the Knights came all the way back for a 7-6 win to complete the weekend sweep of Wenatchee…

Corvallis rallies to beat Wenatchee 7-6

Tino Bethancourt got things going for the AppleSox in the bottom of the 2nd inning of a scoreless game with his 4th homer of the summer. But, as we hear from the Voice of the AppleSox Joel Norman, Wenatchee was not able to hold on for the victory…

Joel Norman Wrap 2021-07-12

Joel Norman Wrap 2021-07-12

Michael O’Hara went 3-for-5 at the plate for Wenatchee, scoring a run and driving in a run. As Joel mentioned, the AppleSox begin a 3-game series in Bellingham tomorrow night.

West Coast League Scoreboard

In other West Coast League action Sunday, John Peck and Will Chambers each hit home runs for Ridgefield as the Raptors beat Cowlitz 5-to-2.

Ivan Luna and Matt Jew each had 2-run singles in Portland’s 6-run 7th inning to lead the Pickles to an 8-1 win at Walla Walla.

Chaz Myers’ RBI-single in the bottom of the 8th broke a 3-3 tie and helped Yakima Valley beat Bellingham 4-3. Black Dickman also had a 3-run home run for the Pippins, who improved to a division-best 17-and-10 with the win.

In Port Angeles, Javi Espinoza was 3-for-5 while Carson Crawfor hit a solo home run in the Lefties’ 7-2 win over the Redmond Dukes.

West Coast League Standings

Yakima Valley and Corvallis were the 1st half winners of the North and South in the West Coast League. Last weekend’s games kicked off the 2nd half of the season. Wenatchee already finds itself 3-games back.

West Coast League Schedule

The entire league has the day off today. Coming up tomorrow, Wenatchee’s at Bellingham. Ridgefield hosts Port Angeles. Corvallis hosts a non-league game against the Driveline Entitlers. Bend also plays out of the league at home against Medford. Highline visits Yakima Valley. And in a 7:05 game tomorrow night, Portland entertains Walla Walla.