The Seattle Mariners (14-8) got back on the winning side of the track with a wild, wacky and downright gritty 11-10 win over the Los Angeles Angels (8-11). The Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second on a Ryan Healey Home Run that scored Daniel Vogelbach and Norma Narváez. Tim Beckhams single to right scored Mitch Haniger to give the visitors a comfortable lead in the top of the sixth when Healy recorded his second homer of the game and give the Mariners a 7-2 run after Narváez scored.
The comfortable lead turned to a cozy and comfortable in the seven when Narváez homered to right center scoring Edward Encarnación scored and Vogelbach for a 10-2 Mariners lead. That cozy feeling was erased in a dramatic seventh inning in which the Angels scored seven runs to pull within one run at 10-9. The Angels gave the Mariners the jitters in the next inning when David Fetcher tied the game with a 403 foot home run. A Jay Bruce single in the top of the ninth scored Haniger for the winning run as the Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak in dramatic fashion.
“I give our offense a ton of credit,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said on the team’s website. “When you give up a lead like that, you lose a lot of momentum. Our guys found a way to get some guys on base, work the strike zone and get a big hit by Jay Bruce, and it was enough. “Not the way we typically drew that up when you’re leading 10-2, but give the Angels credit. They battled back. Fortunate for us, we were able to get it done at the end.”
- MARINERS NOTES: Extended MLB home run lead to 45 HR ahead of second place Los Angeles-N.L. (40 HR
- The Mariners have homered in all 10 of thier road games and lead MLB with 26 road Home runs.
- Last time Seattle had allowed seven runs in an inning was September 20, 2017 in the fourth inning vs. Texas.
- FELIX HERNANDEZ: (6+ IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO; 92 pitches — 63 strikes) Made his 200th career road start and 28th start at Angel Stadium and ranks first in all-time ranking in road starts at Angel Stadium…