It hardly mattered that the four home runs
, including two in the first inning, broke a 50-inning homerless drought.
Juan Rivera cut the Mariners' lead to a run in the eighth inning with a two-run home run
to left-center before the Mariners padded their advantage again.
He led the Rebels to the championship of the Golden League Preseason Tournament when he hit a grand slam and two-run home run
in Saturday's final against Palmdale.
Granderson reached over the fence in center and robbed Bengie Molina of a home run
in the fourth inning, but fireworks - normally reserved for an Angels home run
- went off anyway.
Chone Figgins set the tone with a home run
to lead off the game, but he was more excited about his stolen base in the seventh inning, his 50th of the season.
The home runs
were Guerrero's 24th and 25th of the season, giving him four in the past four games and 298 in his career.
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Before Saturday's solo shot, Salmon hadn't homered since May 27 against Baltimore, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that the franchise's career leader in home runs
figures to play a lot more in the upcoming days.
Henry Aaron never hit 50 home runs
in a season, so you're going to tell me that [Bonds] is a greater hitter than Henry Aaron?
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It was Rivera's 17th of the year and 11th of the month, tying Don Baylor (1979) for the most home runs
in franchise history in July.
68 home runs
per game, while the Minor League average stands at 1.