Mariners suffer another tough loss
For the second night in a row, the Los Angeles Angels dealt Seattle a very tough loss with a ninth-inning rally.
Mike Trout scored when Jean Segura couldn't handle a grounder — a potential double-play grounder — as the Angels beat the Mariners 6-5 Friday at Safeco Field.
The Angels, who won Thursday thanks to Trout's three-run ninth-inning double, had rallied to tie 5-5 after the Mariners had led 5-1.
The teams play again at 6 p.m., as Erasmo Ramirez (4-4, 5.10) pitches for Seattle opposite JC Ramirez (10-10, 4.21).
The Angels (59-58) moved into a tie with Seattle (59-58) in the American League West Division, each trailing Houston by 13 games.
The Mariners led 5-1 Friday. Nelson Cruz had a homer and RBI double, Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer and Jarrod Dyson had an RBI single. Jefry Marte homered for L.A.
But, with former OSU pitcher Andrew Moore for Seattle, the Angels scored four times in the seventh inning — on Albert Pujols' two-run single, CJ Cron's RBI single and Andrelton Simmons' RBI double.
Against James Pazos in the ninth inning, Trout walked, Pujols singled and then Cron's grounder bounced off of Segura's glove, and Trout scored easily.
The Mariners went down quietly against Yusmeiro Petit in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Pujols had three hits, as did Cruz for Seattle.
Earlier Friday, James Paxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left pectoral strain suffered in Thursday's game.
Before Saturday's game, the Mariners will honor former star Edgar Martinez, who now serves as hitting coach, by retiring his No. 11.