Trout, Fletcher lead the way to third

MIKE TROUT hit a three-run homer in the Angels’ 6-2 win over the Mariners. It was his 31st of the season (Angels photo).

The meandering season of the Los Angeles Angels took another turn on Saturday, as they defeated the Seattle Mariners and found themselves tied for third place in the American League West.

Mike Trout’s three-run home run in the ninth inning after David Fletcher’s single drove in the tie-breaking run helped propel the Halos to a 6-2 victory over the M’s in Seattle.

Despite coming off a three-game losing streak, the Orange County team has a 51-49 record, good enough for a tie with the Texas Rangers for third.

Of course, the Angels benefitted from a prolonged slump on the part of the Rangers, but in this injury-riddled season, any rise in the standings is welcome.

Griffin Canning had a respectable start, working five innings and giving up just four hits and two runs. The bullpen took over from there, yielding just one hit and no runs from there.

The Angels will take on the M’s again today (Sunday) with Dillon Peters (1-0) scheduled to make the start. The Halos got some more bad pitching news as Andrew Heaney has been placed on the injured list because of inflammation in his left shoulder.

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