ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie Brandon Maurer is going through some growing pains, and the Seattle Mariners are feeling ill, too.
Maurer lasted just three innings while making his first major league start near his hometown, and the Mariners fell 7-1 to the Los Angeles Angels for their season-worst sixth consecutive loss.
"Brandon's learning so much and he's going through what every young pitcher has to go through," manager Eric Wedge said. "He's going to be a heck of a big league pitcher once he figures all this out. Once he learns from it, he'll be better - physically, fundamentally, mentally and emotionally - and all those things will settle in for him. A young starting pitcher has to go through a lot of that, and he's right in the middle of it."