His earned run average jumped from 2.86 to 3.06 and his 2012 record will end at 13-9. Felix did, however, strike out seven batters including striking out the side in the fifth inning.
This week finale to what was an otherwise incredible season, will likely leave Felix without a Cy Young. Angels outfielder Mike Trout, however, used Felix to build on his case for the American League MVP Award. Trout hit four-for-five with a triple, a double, and a pair of singles; driving in three runs and scoring twice. Trout raised his batting average to .325 to tie for the batting title lead with Detroit Tigers third baseman, Miguel Cabrera.
Despite the Angels’ victory over the last place and their 89-71 record, they will not make the playoffs. The Oakland Athetics beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 to clinch a playoff berth and prevent the Angels from making the playoffs. The American League playoff teams will consist of the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers (who clinched a berth over the White Sox), Rangers, and the Athletics. The Tigers are the only club in the American League to have clinched their division.
Along with Trout, spectacular performances from Angel’s players Howie Kendrick and Howie Kendrick occurred. Kendrick went four-for-four driving in two runs and hitting his 32nd double. Pujols went two-for-five with a run and an RBI earned while hitting his league-leading 50th double.
Despite giving up six hits and five walks over six-and-a-third innings, C.J. Wilson ended up earning his 13th win. He struck out seven Mariners including Casper Wells twice. Wells was the Mariners’ performer of the day, hitting a solo shot and a double while scoring twice. Michael Saunders – looking to become the Mariners’ first 20-20 hitter since Mike Cameron in 2002, was hitless in five at-bats.
The Mariner’s ended up losing to the Angels 8-4, falling to 73-87 on the year.