Ohtani gets 2 hits but Santana beats the Mariners twice at home slamming the Angels 9-1

Carlos Santana not only gave his mom a huge birthday present on Monday, but he helped get the Seattle Mariners back on their feet in their quest to make the postseason for the first time since 2001.

Santana scored two goals, including her first Grand Slam in three years, and Ty France led in four points as the Mariners scored a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

“My wife said to me, ‘Like, I think if you don’t get a home run, you don’t love your mother.’ I said, ‘OK, I love my mom,’ ”Santana said after her fifteenth multihomer game and her fourth this season. “There’s a lot of love right there.”

The 13-year veteran – who helped Cleveland make four post-season appearances, including the 2016 World Series – has scored 15 of his 19 home runs this season since Seattle acquired him from Kansas City in late June.

He has also gone deep seven times in his last nine games with Seattle (81-65), who opened a five-game lead over Baltimore (76-70) for last place as a wild card for the AL.

“After the second I said, ‘You have to really love your mother,’ and he said, ‘She’s the best,'” said manager Scott Servais. “Carlos was great. He is a veteran presence in the clubhouse and helps the kids, even through this little slip. Those guys are precious, especially when they hit the Grand Slams. “

Logan Gilbert set a career high of 11, allowing one run and four wins in six innings and helping prevent the Mariners from being run over in a four-game streak at Angel Stadium for the first time in 10 years.

Gilbert convinced Shohei Ohtani to chase a slider to finish a shot of 12, at bat in the first inning and then knocked out the side in the second.

“I felt pretty good. I think it just means that your tones are working and you are getting good counts, which is the priority at all times. It’s not just about the strikeouts, but it’s good to see, ”Gilbert said.

Ohtani had two hits and scored in the sixth inning. The reigning MVP of AL has scored confidently in his last five games and is 6 for 17 during that interval. Mike Trout was out of line-up due to a scheduled rest day.

Seattle took a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning of Santana’s fifth career Grand Slam. He rode a 91.5-mile fastball from José Suarez 420 feet past the bullpens and into the stands in the center left. He then added a solo shot to hit in ninth place from Mike Mayers who went 423 feet.

France’s doubling on the left field line went to JP Crawford leading the Mariners 1-0 in the first. France scored a three-point home run by Zack Weiss for 8-1 in seventh place.

Suarez conceded five runs and seven hits in five innings.

“The first four innings he was good,” said Angels interim manager Phil Nevin. “Crawford took some good shots off his back but hit the ball well up to that (fifth) inning. If you fall below 3-0 and put a guy like Santana on you, he’ll do some damage. “

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