It’s Mike Trout and then three outs

MIKE TROUT hit his 22nd and 23rd home runs of the year in the Angels’ 5-3 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday (Flickr/Keith Allison).

The beat goes on for Mike Trout, but the Los Angeles Angels are going back to taking a beating.

After winning five straight, the Halos lost their third consecutive game on Tuesday, falling 5-3 to the Mariners in Seattle. Trout slammed his 22nd and 23rd homers of the season – best in the big leagues – but the rest of the lineup was quiet. Luis Valbuena had two hits for the Halos.

”One guy can’t carry you,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ”Mike is swinging the bat very well, but we need some of our other guys to start to get into the game.”

Trout ended up with three hits, two runs scored and three RBIs, which us virtually the whole Angels’ offense. He’s now batting .310.

Jaime Barria (now 5-2) once again called up from the minors, had a slightly subpar outing, lasting five innings and yielding eight hits and two earned runs. He struck out two batters and walked no one.

The loss dropped the Orange County team’s record to 37-31. They’re in third place in the American League West, now 6.5 games back of the first place Mariners.

On Wednesday, the Angels will send Garrett Richards (4-4) to the mound for the finale with the Mariners, opposed by Marco Gonzales (7-3).


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