Homers lift the Halos to 12-3 victory

SHOHEI OHTANI homered and had three hits in the Angels’ 12-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday (Angels photo).

The potential of the Los Angeles Angels was on display Saturday as the team crushed the Seattle Mariners 13-2 in Anaheim. The Halos lashed out 16 hits and had three home runs in a row at one point as they posted the win.

In the fourth inning, the Orange County team – already leading 3-2 – got back-to-back-to back homers by Tommy La Stella, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani ended up with a 3-for-5 night, with three runs scored and two runs driven in. He prevailed in his matchup with fellow countryman Yusei Kikuchi, who took the loss for Seattle in giving up nine hits and six earned runs in 3.1 innings. He walked three Angels and stuck out just one.

Six Halos got two or more hits, and Cesar Puello brought the home team’s home run total to four with a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth.

Dillon Peters was the “starter” (starting in the second inning) and picked up his first win. He went 5.2 innings, giving up seven hits and three earned runs. He struck out four and walked none, but yielded two home runs.

The Angel record is now 31-34, and still in fourth place in the American League West.  They’ll close out the series with the Mariners today (Sunday) at 1:07 p.m.

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