Heaney and homers handle the M’s

ANDREW HEANEY struck out 10 batters in the Angels’ 6-3 win over the Mariners in Seattle (Flickr/ Kent Kanouse).

“The Late Show” campaign of the Los Angeles Angels resumed on Saturday night in Seattle, as they rallied with three runs in the final two innings to defeat the Mariners 6-3.

Three home runs – one each by Kole Calhoun, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout – paced the win, with two of the four-baggers coming in the late surge.

Saturday’s win put the Angel record at 28-30. They’re still in fourth place in the American League West, but just 1.5 games behind the third place Oakland A’s and two games back of the second place Texas Rangers. It was the team’s sixth win in eight games.

After building an early 3-0 lead, the Orange County team was tied by three runs by the Mariners in the middle innings. That’s when the rallies started.

Calhoun homered in the eighth, driving in two runs and giving the Halos a 5-3 lead. Trout added an insurance run in the ninth. Pujols’ homer was in the first inning, a two-run shot.

Four Angels has two hits – David Fletcher, Trout, Cesar Puello and Calhoun.

Starter Andrew Heaney went six innings, giving up five hits – two of them home runs by Edwin Encarnacion – and three runs. He struck out 10 batters and walked none.

The win went to Cam Bedrosian (2-3) in relief. He worked the seventh inning, giving up just one hit and striking out one batter.

On Sunday, the Angels will send Jose Suarez (0-0) to the mound against the Mariners in a 1:10 p.m. game in Seattle.


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