AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored four runs on four hits in the second inning off Mariners left-hander Ariel Miranda.
ON THE MOUND: Veteran right-hander Jesse Chavez tightened his grip on the fifth rotation spot with four solid innings in which he gave up four hits, including a two-run homer to Tyler Smith in the second, struck out three and walked none. He threw 69 pitches. Hard-throwing right-hander
EXTRA BASES: Chavez retired six in a row after Smith’s homer. Tuffy Gosewisch snapped the string with a double to left in the fourth, a hit that brought pitching coach Charles Nagy to the mound. The reason for Nagy’s visit? “Just to say hi,” Chavez said. …
UP NEXT: Vs. Dodgers on Monday at 1 p.m. at Tempe Diablo Stadium. TV: Fox Sports West. Radio: 570, 830, 1020.