Mariners bust out, hold on against Angels
The Seattle Mariners scored more runs Thursday than they had in the previous five games combined.
But, they had to hold on after blowing an eight-run lead against the Los Angeles Angels.
Jay Bruce broke a tie with a ninth-inning RBI single as the Mariners beat the Angels 11-10 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
It snapped Seattle's six-game losing streak.
Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs for Seattle (14-8).
Omar Narvaez hit a three-run homer that put Seattle ahead 10-2 in the top of the seventh inning.
But, the Angels (8-10) scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by Kole Calhoun's two-run homer, and Brian Goodwin scored on a wild pitch by Brandon Brennan that made the score 10-9.
In the next inning, David Fletcher homered off Anthony Swarzak to tie the game.
But, for Seattle, Mitch Haniger singled and Edwin Encarnacion walked in the top of the ninth. Bruce, pinch-hitting for Dylan Moore, hit the run-scoring single off Cody Allen.
The Angels got a runner on in the bottom of the ninth, but Roenis Elias retired the next three batters.
After scoring six runs against Houston last Friday, the Mariners scored nine total runs in the next five games. They had 13 hits Thursday, including three by Narvaez and two each by Healy and Daniel Vogelbach.
The Angels had 16 hits. Andrelton Simmons went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Felix Hernandez had allowed only two runs entering the seventh inning, and finished allowing four runs and nine hits.
The teams play at 7 p.m. Friday. Marco Gonzales (4-0, 3.19) pitches for Seattle opposite Felix Pena (0-1, 3.65).
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