Angels sweep Mariners

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Chone Figgins singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and Mark Teixeira hit his 200th career homer as the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle 4-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep.

Ninth-place hitter Sean Rodriguez tripled just beyond the reach of Ichiro Suzuki with one out. Figgins followed with a drive off the right-field wall against Roy Corcoran (5-1) for his third game-ending hit this season.

Jose Arredondo (9-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory.

Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez wasn’t needed, a day after setting the major league record with his 58th save this year.

Teixeira reached the 30-homer mark for the fifth straight season with a leadoff shot in the sixth. It was his 10th home run since joining the Angels in a July 29 trade with Atlanta.

Scot Shields came in to relieve Angels starter Ervin Santana in the eighth with a 3-2 lead and gave up a tying RBI single to pinch-hitter Miguel Cairo after walking Yuniesky Betancourt with two out.

Santana allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings and struck out three, increasing his season total to 200 and putting himself within 14 of Toronto’s A.J. Burnett for the AL lead. The first-time All-Star also established a career high with 205 1-3 innings.

When Santana fanned Bryan LaHair leading off the fifth, the right-hander became the ninth different pitcher in the Angels’ 41-year history to strike out 200 or more batters in a season, and the first since Chuck Finley in 1999.

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez allowed three runs, eight hits and four walks in seven innings.

The Angels took a 2-0 lead in the first a two-run single by Kendry Morales. The Mariners got one of the runs back in the second when Jose Lopez scored on LaHair’s groundout, and Lopez tied it with an RBI single in the sixth.

Seattle has lost eight of 11 following a 7-1 spurt.

Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre, scheduled to undergo surgery on his left wrist and left shoulder next Thursday, played his final game of the season. He batted .266 in 143 games with 25 homers, and his 77 RBIs represented his lowest total in four seasons with Seattle.

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