SEATTLE (AP) -- Bobby Madritsch threw a wet towel in disgust,
"I'm happy we won, but I was kind of mad I got out there and I
just didn't do the job in the last inning," he said. "That's what
I'm upset about."
Ichiro Suzuki got his first extra-base hit in 10 games, an RBI
double in the fifth. He went 1-for-4 and with 232 hits is 25 shy of
George Sisler's 84-year-old season record with 18 games left.
Madritsch (5-2), a 28-year-old left-hander who pitched eight
scoreless innings in a 7-1 win over Boston last week, didn't allow
a run until Garret Anderson's one-out RBI single in the ninth. He
gave up six singles, struck out seven and walked two.
He didn't argue with manager Bob Melvin when he came out to get
him after his 122nd pitch.
"He told me before I went out in the ninth, (Ron) Villone and
(J.J.) Putz were going to be warming up in the bullpen just in case
I got into trouble," Madritsch said. "When they got those two
hits off me, I knew that was it."
Madritsch lowered his ERA to 3.03 in 8 1-3 innings, giving up
two runs and six hits with two walks, with seven strikeouts. He's
made eight starts and pitched in 12 games since being called up
from Triple-A Tacoma July 21.
"You couldn't ask for anything more. He pitched his heart out
again against another good lineup," Melvin said.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was surprised by Madritsch, who
doesn't have an overpowering fastball.
"He is real sneaky," Scioscia said. "He had a lot of life on
his fastball -- late life -- and a changeup and a slider that will
keep guys off balance."
Putz allowed a two-out single to Bengie Molina and a run-scoring
infield single to Chone Figgins. With runners on first and second,
Putz retired pinch-hitter Jeff DaVanon on a lineout to Suzuki in
right for his seventh save.
Anaheim, 11-4 against Seattle this season, remained two games
back of AL West-leading Oakland and 4½ games behind Boston in the
wild-card race. The Angels have six games left with the Athletics.
"We can't afford to lose any more games in this stretch," Jose
Guillen said. "So it's tough when you lose. Everybody has to
realize that we have to do our best."
Teammate Troy Glaus said the Angels' two three-games with
Oakland will decisive, though.
"We still have six games with them," he said. "The bottom
line is it will come down to how we play in those six games."
Washburn gave up two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings, losing
for the third time in four decisions. He's 4-6 since opening the
season at 7-1.
Washburn refused to second-guess Scioscia for bringing in
Donnelly with Willie Bloomquist due up in the seventh. Winn then
pinch hit for Bloomquist.
"I had as much left then as I had at the beginning of the
game," Washburn said. "But in that situation and matchup, it was
the right move to bring in Donnelly."
Winn was supposed to have the night off, but he had an idea he
would be called to pinch hit.
"I usually get ready about the fifth or sixth inning just in
case," he said. "I try to relax for most of the day and then
prepare myself to come in later."
The Mariners have four pinch homers this the season. It was
the third pinch-homer of Winn's career. ... Suzuki's RBI double in
the fifth ended an 0-for-23 streak by the Mariners with runners in