Encarnacion Blasts 400th Career HR, M’s Beat Angels 9-3
From Associated Press:
Edwin Encarnacion hit two homers, including the 400th of his career, and Tom Murphy added two more in the Seattle Mariners’ 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Encarnacion and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers in the sixth, and Encarnacion added a solo shot in the seventh for his 35th career multihomer game and his second against the Angels this month. The veteran slugger even pushed into the AL lead with his 20th homer of the season.
Murphy hit an early two-run homer and an eighth-inning solo shot for the last-place Mariners, who took two of three from Los Angeles for their first series win since mid-May. Kyle Seager added Seattle’s sixth homer of the day in the ninth.
After Encarnacion led off the sixth with a homer, Vogelbach followed with his 16th to chase struggling Angels reliever Cody Allen. Seattle got its seventh back-to-back homers of the season.
Up next for Seattle, after a day off, Mike Leake (5-6, 4.30 ERA) takes the mound in Minnesota for a series opener against the Twins, who counter with Martin Perez(7-2, 3.72).
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