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Ohtani not enough, Mariners send Angels to losing season

Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the bullpen that lifted the Mariners past the Angels, 5-1.
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Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) is congratulated by Mitch Haniger (17) and teammates after beating the Los Angeles Angels 5-1, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wasn't enough to keep the Los Angeles Angeles from their sixth straight losing season.

Ohtani allowed Jarred Kelenic's tying home run in the seventh inning, and Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the bullpen that lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Angels 5-1.  

Jake Fraley hit a bases clearing double in the decisive 8th inning.

Seattle is now 2 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the Wild Card race.

Ohtani gave up one run and five hits in seven innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks. 

He remained 9-2 and lowered his ERA to 3.18.  

M's starter Marco Gonzales went toe-to-toe with him. Gonzales went 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 5 strike outs.

The Mariners return home to Seattle to start a 3-game series with Oakland.  The first game is Monday with Chris Flexen on the mound.  

The A's will throw Cole Irvin.  He's 0-4 with an 7.56 ERA versus Seattle in 2021.