Angels' Abreu walks on another 3-ball count

By the Associated Press | July 10, 2011 | 5:59 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the second time in nine days, a batter has mistakenly walked on a three-ball count against the Seattle Mariners.

Angels designated hitter Bobby Abreu was allowed to take first base after a 3-1 count in the third inning of Los Angeles' game against the Mariners.

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis apparently lost track of the count, and the Seattle dugout didn't protest.

On July 2, San Diego's Cameron Maybin took first on a 2-2 pitch and eventually scored the only run in the Mariners' 1-0 loss.

At least Abreu's early walk didn't hurt the Mariners. The Angels' next two batters made outs, leaving Abreu stranded at first base.