The Los Angeles Angels hosted the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series against their division rivals. It was a wild game that featured a number of lead changes, but ultimately the Halos came up short in the game with an 8-6 loss and dropped the series.
The Mariners struck first, putting up a pair of runs in the top of the second inning on a Mike Carp double. The Angels scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, on an RBI double by Erick Aybar and a sacrifice fly by Hank Conger.
The Halos took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the third as Kendrys Morales hit his seventh home run of the year. The Mariners tied things up once again in the top of the fifth on a Kyle Seager two-run double, but Morales and Howie Kendrick both had RBI singles in the bottom half of the fifth to reclaim a 6-4 lead.
In the top of the sixth, Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-out RBI single and Seager hit a two-run, two-out single to push the Mariners back into the lead, 7-6. The Mariners tacked on another run in the top of the eighth with a Suzuki home run. The blast was the fourth of the year for Suzuki and gives the right fielder 99 home runs in his career.
Albert Pujols had a pair of doubles in the game, including one that came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Unfortunately, although Pujols advanced to third on a wild pitch, Morales struck out to end the game.
Angels starter Jerome Williams ended his streak of impressive starts, giving up seven runs (five earned) on nine hits over 5.2 innings of work.
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