Seattle (6-6) at Los Angeles (6-6)

Fair Currently: Anaheim, CA
Temp: 70° F
  • Game info: 10:05 pm EDT Mon Apr 18, 2005
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Aaron Sele hopes to show the Anaheim Angels exactly what they’ve been missing when the takes the mound for the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a two-game series against his former team.

Sele, who pitched for Anaheim from 2002-04, went 9-4 with a 5.05 ERA in 28 appearances, including 24 starts, for the the Angels last year. However, he was not brought back by the Angels, and instead latched back on with Seattle, where he went 32-15 from 2000-01.

Sele had to earn the fifth spot in the Mariners’ rotation during spring training, and has delivered thus far in the regular season with back-to-back solid outings.

He picked up his first win of the year Wednesday, allowing one run and three hits over 6 1-3 innings of a 2-1 victory at Kansas City. Sele struck out three and walked two.

The Mariners have won four of six, avoiding a three-game sweep in Chicago with Sunday’s 5-4 victory over the White Sox.

Gil Meche pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and Adrian Beltre delivered a tiebreaking two-run single as Seattle improved to 2-3 in one-run games this season.

Ichiro Suzuki and Raul Ibanez homered for the Mariners, who are trying to bounce back from last year’s 99-loss campaign.

The Angels have lost three of four, including the final two of their three-game set at Oakland over the weekend.

Vladimir Guerrero and Garret Anderson homered Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as the Angels dropped to a 7-6 decision to the Athletics.

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Starting Pitchers

A. Sele NYM vs. P. Byrd Bos
6-12 Record 12-11
5.66 ERA 3.74
53 K 102
41 BB 28
1.62 WHIP 1.19