Skaggs was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1.
After the game's final out, all of the Angels took off their jerseys with Skaggs's name and number and left them on the pitching mound, which had the No. 45 painted on the ground nearby. And Skaggs' mother, Debbie, threw out the first pitch before the game.
Every player on the Angels wore Skaggs' No. 45.More news: Cardi B Claps Back at Jermaine Dupri's 'Strippers Rapping' Comment
"He was in the prime of his life and the prime of his career - it's very tough", Angels manager Brad Ausmus told Major League Baseball.
While the team is saying goodbye to Skaggs, Friday's game will not be the end of their honoring his memory.
An emotional seven-run first inning for the Angels followed against the Mariners. Trout drove in the first two runs of the inning with a homer and the last two with a double.More news: Federer prevails over Nadal, gets Djokovic in final
After that, two Angels pitchers, Taylor Cole and Felix Pena, were almost ideal, allowing just a single Seattle batter to reach base on a walk in nine innings of work. "She threw it right down the middle. couldn't have started it with a better pitch".
While the Angels eventually will settle into the rhythms of the season, Skaggs' presence will be felt throughout the stadium, from his intact locker to the large likeness of the well-liked pitcher now displayed prominently on the centre field wall. The news was jarring, and L.A. still had to finish the trip through the Lone Star State before the All-Star break hit.
For the rest of the season, a No. 45 patch will remain on the player's jerseys, his locker will be kept intact and everywhere they go on the road, a locker will be left for him, Major League Baseball said. You just hurt so much for Tyler's family.More news: Prime Day Preview: New MacBook Air Just $999
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