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Brad Miller, Mariners rough up C.J. Wilson, Angels

Brad Miller, Mariners rough up C.J. Wilson, Angels
Seattle's Corey Hart, left, and John Buck, right, congratulate Robinson Cano as he scores on a double by Justin Smoak during the third inning of the Angels' 8-3 loss Tuesday to the Mariners. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two out in the third, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson intentionally walked the left-handed-hitting Robinson Cano to load the bases for switch-hitter Justin Smoak. Cano entered with a .367 average (11 for 30) against Wilson, and Smoak had a .207 mark (six for 29), but the move backfired, as Smoak drove a three-run double to left-center field to cap a four-run rally and give Seattle a 4-0 lead.

AT THE PLATE: Mariners shortstop Brad Miller hit two homers, a solo shot to center off Wilson in the fifth and a two-run rocket to right off Michael Kohn in the ninth. Angels DH Raul Ibanez, 41, who struck out in four of his first five at-bats, hit a two-run homer to center in the fourth. The Angels had only eight hits, but Josh Hamilton, who had one hit in his first 21 at-bats in 2013, is off to a decent start, with three hits and two walks in his first six at-bats.

ON THE MOUND: The rarely efficient Wilson needed 113 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings in which he gave up six earned runs and eight hits, struck out seven and walked two. Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez threw seven strong innings, yielding two runs and six hits, striking out six and walking none, to earn the win. Matt Shoemaker threw 2 1/3 innings of one-hit relief for the Angels.

EXTRA BASES: All those measures the Angels took this spring to avoid another slow start worked wonders in the exhibition season, when they went 19-11, but they haven't meant a thing in the regular season. The Angels, who went 17-32 in the previous two Aprils, are 0-2. … Wilson became the 41st active pitcher to reach the 1,000-strikeout mark with his second-inning whiff of Kyle Seager. … Mariners left-hander Joe Beimel, who pitched for the Dodgers from 2006-08, snuffed out a potential Angels uprising by picking off David Freese at first to end the eighth.

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