Vernon Wells, who was making a rare start in the wake of the exemplary play by Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout this season, finally got the Angels on the board in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He hit his seventh homer of the year in the eighth to cut the Seattle lead to 7-3.
Kendrys Morales led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run that got the Angels another run closer, but Tom Wilhelmsen held on to close out the win for Seattle.
The Mariners will go for the series win in the rubber match on Sunday.
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