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Sport Haniger's game-ending blast gives Mariners sweep of Angels

04:45  14 june  2018
04:45  14 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

Trout hits 2 HRs again, Mariners belt 4 in 6-3 win vs Angels

  Trout hits 2 HRs again, Mariners belt 4 in 6-3 win vs Angels Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the first-place Seattle Mariners shook off two homers by Mike Trout for the second consecutive night, beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Tuesday. Trout took sole possession of the major league lead with 23 home runs. He also hit a pair in the Angels' 5-3 loss Monday night at Safeco Field.BOX SCORE: MARINERS 6, ANGELS 3Mike Leake (7-3) allowed one run in six innings for Seattle, which has won three straight and 10 of 12 to remain a half-game ahead of Houston atop the AL West.Edwin Diaz worked the ninth for his big league-best 25th save in 28 tries.

Once the Mariners finished the comeback to tie it at six apiece, Hangier absolutely robbed Joey Gallo of a go-ahead two-run blast in the top of the eighth. As for Hamels, he wasn't very good today in addition to allowing the M's back in the game with Haniger ' s dinger.

The Mariners swept a series from the AL West champions for the first time since 2015. Haniger blasted a three-run shot to left field off Cole Hamels in the third inning, and suddenly it was 6-4. Haniger took a no-out, bases-loaded walk to tie the game at 7-7.

SEATTLE — Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

After Jean Segura singled to center off reliever Oliver Drake (0-1), Haniger launched his 16th homer of the season over the left-field wall to finish off the sweep. Nelson Cruz and Ryon Healy also homered for Seattle, and Healy's upper-deck shot in the eighth inning tied the game at 6-6.

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Earlier in the game that culminated in the Seattle Mariners sweep of the Texas Rangers, outfielder Mitch Haniger (pictured above) made an amazing These will be tough games to end the month of April for the Seattle Mariners , but it also gives the team a good chance to bounce back from that

Mitch Haniger had five hits and Kyle Seager launched a three-run homer to highlight a five-run eighth inning that rallied the Seattle Mariners to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels . For the season, the Angels had taken 10 of 16 games from the Mariners .

The Mariners have won six of their last seven games and 11 of their last 13. Roenis Elias (2-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Seattle starter Marco Gonzales allowed seven hits and three runs in five innings.

Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards left the game after two innings because of tightness in his left hamstring. Shortstop Zack Cozart left the game in the fourth inning because of left shoulder strain.

BOX SCORE: MARINERS 8, ANGELS 6

SEAGER SCRATCHED

Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager was a late scratch from the starting lineup Wednesday, but he is not injured. Mariners officials said it was a personal issue, and Andrew Romine started at third in his place.

SERVAIS' NEW LOOK

Before the season started, Mariners manager Scott Servais said he would get a haircut just like Edwin Diaz if the closer reached 50 saves this season. Diaz, who has a Z-like symbol shaved into the left side of his head, already has an MLB-best 25 saves this season and is on pace to reach 55 saves. "I'm aware," Servais said. "I'm already talking to barbers. I'm OK with that."

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Home » MLB News » Haniger , Seager rally Mariners … Seattle Mariners ' Kyle Seager connects on a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Sept.

Seattle Mariners Félix Hernández, 8th inning comeback lead Mariners to sweep of Rays. Gordon’ s homer broke a 2-all tie and, a few batters later, Haniger added a two-run drive off reliever Tyler Olson to give Indians: Cleveland begins a three- game series at the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: OF Kole Calhoun (oblique strain) started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Mariners: RHP Nick Vincent (groin strain) and RHP Juan Nicasio (knee swelling) both are expected to throw in the bullpen Friday on Saturday. Servais said he hopes both relievers can come of the 10-day DL by the middle up the upcoming 10-day road trip that starts in New York against the Yankees on June 19.

UP NEXT

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (5-4, 3.08) tries to continue his June hot streak when the Angels play the Athletics on Friday in Oakland. Skaggs is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his previous two starts this month. Trevor Cahill (1-2, 2.27) is expected to start for Oakland.

Mariners: Felix Hernandez (6-5, 5.70) is on the mound to start a four-game home series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Hernandez is coming off his shortest outing of the season when he took the loss at Tampa Bay, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in the 7-3 loss. David Price (7-4, 4.00) is the expected starter for Boston.

Paul Sullivan: Dodgers and Cubs could be headed for another postseason showdown

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(6 of ) Oakland Athletics pitcher Sam Moll stands on the mound as Seattle Mariners ' Mitch Haniger rounds the bases behind him after Haniger hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game , Sunday, Sept.

The Mariners have swept the Angels and leapfrogged the Houston Astros for sole possession of second place in the AL West, and they did it all by starting whatever Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/9/18: Mitch Haniger , UCLs, and the Huskies. Graduation Links. 6/9/18: Open Game Thread it’ s a rematch!

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