The Los Angeles Angels took advantage of a closer implosion on Friday night after trailing for eight innings against the hometown Seattle Mariners. Los Angeles ended up winning the second game of this four-game series by a final score of 6-4.
Smoak struck once again in the bottom of the fifth, hitting a two-run home run to right field to put the Mariners on top, 4-0. The Angels cut that lead down right away in the top of the sixth, as Albert Pujols hit his sixth home run of the year to make it 4-3.
In the top of the ninth, Mark Trumbo hit a leadoff single off of closer Brandon League and was replaced by pinch-runner Peter Bourjos. League walked Alberto Callaspo and made a throwing error on an Erick Aybar bunt that allowed the tying run to score. Howie Kendrick then drove in two more runs on a first-pitch single up the middle to give the Angels their first lead of the game, 6-4.
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