This time, the late rally was too late

SHOHEI OHTANI homered and singled in the Angels; 4-3 loss to the Mariners Friday (Angels photo).

The Los Angeles Angels again rallied late Friday evening, but this time it was a little too late and little too short.

Despite loading the bases in the top of the eighth inning against the Mariners in Seattle, the Halos were only able to push across one run and ended up losing 4-3. The loss dropped the team record to 27-30.

Trailing 3-0, the Angels got a pair of runs with back-to-back homers by Mike Trout (his 13th of the year) and Shohei Ohtani (his third) in the top of the sixth. The M’s scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on Jay Bruce’s home run.

The Angel offense was led by Ohtani, with two hits and two RBIs, and Brian Goodwin, with pair of singles.

Tyler Skaggs (4-5) went seven innings, giving up five hits and four earned runs. He struck out eight and walked two, but was touched for two home runs.

On Saturday, the Angels will start Andrew Heaney (0-0).

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