Leake almost perfect
Seattle's Mike Leake lost his perfect-game bid in the ninth inning, but the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 to snap a six-game losing streak before 19,976 fans at T-Mobile Park on Friday night.
Leake (8-8) hadn't even worked up a three-ball count when Los Angeles rookie Luis Rengifo hit a leadoff single to start the ninth.
Leake made it a complete game one-hitter, with one walk and six strikeouts.
The last perfect game came in 2012 from Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.
The win came one week after the Angels threw a combined no-hitter against Seattle while honoring late teammate Tyler Skaggs.
First baseman Daniel Vogelbach also starred for Seattle, hitting two home runs and driving in six runs.
The Mariners scored five runs in the fourth, then added three in the fifth for an 8-0 lead and tacked on two in the sixth. They finished with 12 hits. Catcher Tom Murphy was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.
Jaime Barria (3-3) gave up 10 runs in 3.2 innings.
Game 2 of the three-game series starts at 6 p.m. Saturday.
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