Halos drop sixth straight game, 6-5

MIKE TROUT kissed the game-tying home run goodbye on Saturday, but the Angels lost 5-3 Friday when the visiting Mariners got two homers of their own in the ninth (Flickr/Keith Allison).

UPDATE –The Angels suffered their sixth straight loss Saturday, falling 6-5 to the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim. Halo starter Trevor Cahill gave up three home runs, helping the visitors to a big early lead that that Angels couldn’t overcome.

The loss dropped the team record to 8-13, which is 6.5 games out of the league lead and in fifth and last place in the American League West.

One bright spot in the game was a double by Albert Pujols, which allowed him to pass Babe Ruth on the all-time run batted in list at 1,993 RBIs.

The Angels will try to avoid a sweep today (Sunday) against the Mariners by sending Jamie Barria (1-1) to the mound. Game time is 1:07 p.m.


Hoping to put the skids to a five-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Angels will send Trevor Cahill (1-1) to the mound against the Seattle Mariners tonight (Saturday) in the third game of a four-game series with the M’s. Game time is 6:07 p.m.

The Angels lost 5-3 on Friday when closer Cody Allen gave up consecutive home runs in the top of the ninth inning after Mike Trout had tied the game up at 3-all when he launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. It was his sixth home run of the year.

That loss put the Halos’ record at 8-12, in fifth place and 5.5 games out of the American League Division lead. The win kept the Mariners in a virtual tie for first with the Houston Astros. They trial by three-tenths of a percentage.

In this contest, the Angels outhit the Mariners 9-to-6 but were out-homered four to one. Halo starter Felix Pena threw two gopher balls in his five-inning stint, but the game was tied when Trout launched his equalizer.

David Fletcher continued to hit well, gathering three hits in the leadoff spot to raise his average to .305. Justin Bour had two hits – he’s at .208 – but committed a costly base-running error.

After Saturday’s game, the Angels will finish the series against the Mariners on Sunday and then take on the New York Yankees Monday in Anaheim for the first of three.

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