Mariners Comeback Falls Short, Lose 8-6 to Angels
The Mariners bats waited too long to get going as they dropped the series finale to the Angels, 8 to 6. It looked like Seattle would finish without a home fun for just the second game this season. But in the top half of the 9th inning, trailing 8-1, Seattle never quit. They started out the inning with back-to-back with homers from Tom Murphy and Dee Gordon to make it 8-4. Just a couple batters later, Mitch Haniger launched a 2-run home run to left field to make it 8-6. But it was too little too late as they were unable to get anything else going in the 9th inning. In the loss, starting pitcher Mike Leake went 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and 4 earned runs.
Mike Trout had a great game for Los Angeles as he finished 2 of 3 with 2 doubles, and 2 walks. Angels DH, Tommy La Stella had himself a game as well as he went 2 of 3 with 2 solo home runs. The Angles did their best Mariners impression this afternoon as they hit a combined 4 home runs on the day.
Despite losing this game, the Mariners did take 3 out of 4 games from the Angels and hit 14 home runs in the four game series. It was a nice bounce back series after getting swept in the previous two series against Cleveland and Houston. Up next, Seattle heads down to San Diego for a quick 2 game series with the Padres starting on Tuesday.