Mariners lose again on Angels' late runs
The Seattle Mariners have drawn close in the American League wild-card race, but losing three games in a row to the Los Angeles Angels has set them back.
The Angels rallied from a deficit in the late innings for the third game in a row to win 6-3 Saturday at Safeco Field.
The Mariners retired Edgar Martinez's No. 11 before the game.
Seattle (59-59) took a 3-1 lead. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager had RBI singles, and Seager made it 3-1 with a solo homer in the fifth inning.
But, Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer off Casey Lawrence in the seventh inning, tying the game.
And, Albert Pujols hit a two-run double and Andrelton Simmons a sacrifice fly off Tony Zych in the eighth inning, making it 6-3.
The Angels moved to 60-58. Los Angeles won the first two games of the series with ninth-inning runs and then scored three runs in the eighth inning Saturday.
The teams play at 1 p.m. Sunday, with Ariel Miranda (7-5, 4.65) pitching for Seattle opposite Parker Bridwell (6-1, 3.00).