By Pete Zarustica
In what’s become a relatively common occurrence this season, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim followed a hot streak with a darned chilly one.
After winning six in a row, the Halos lost four straight to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Park. Wednesday’s 8-6 loss gave the M’s a sweep and dropped the Angels’ record to 37-32. They are still in third place in the American League West, but went from 3.5 games out of first to 7.5 games back.
It was a battle all day as the teams swapped leads, but the key blow came in the bottom of the ninth, when Mitch Haniger hit a two-run walkoff home run.
The Angels had 13 hits, led by Chris Young (three, including his third home run of the season) and Mike Trout (two, including two RBIs).
In addition to losing the game, the team lost two players: starting pitcher Garrett Richards and Zack Cozart. Richards left with tightness in his right hamstring and Cozart with a strained left shoulder.
“It wasn’t really bothering me until I got out there today,” Richards said. “It’s just something that was kind of preventing me from working out over my frontside. I’m getting an MRI tomorrow. Hopefully everything is not as bad as it could be.”
The Angels will have Thursday off and then be in Oakland on Friday to start a three-game series with the A’s (34-35).
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