The Seattle Mariners closed out a three-game series against division rivals the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim on Wednesday night. In the end, the Mariners came from behind twice to capture the series with an 8-6 win.
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.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi was again hit hard, giving up six runs in four innings of work. Brandon League, recently demoted from his closer role, pitched a scoreless, hitless eighth inning. Tom Wilhelmsen gave up a two-out double to Albert Pujols in the bottom of the ninth, but struck out Morales to end the game.
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