Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger watches his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. It was Haniger's second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Trout hits 2 HRs again, Mariners belt 4 in 6-3 win vs Angels

June 13, 2018 - 12:50 am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the first-place Seattle Mariners shook off two homers by Mike Trout for the second consecutive night, beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Tuesday.

Trout took sole possession of the major league lead with 23 home runs. He also hit a pair in the Angels' 5-3 loss Monday night at Safeco Field.

Mike Leake (7-3) allowed one run in six innings for Seattle, which has won three straight and 10 of 12 to remain a half-game ahead of Houston atop the AL West.

Edwin Diaz worked the ninth for his big league-best 25th save in 28 tries.

Haniger's two-run homer in the fifth inning and Healy's solo shot in the sixth gave the Mariners a 4-1 lead. Trout answered with his second of the game in the seventh, a drive that hit the scoreboard in left-center field to cut it to 4-3.

Seattle added insurance runs on Jean Segura's RBI double in the seventh and Healy's leadoff homer in the eighth.

Haniger lined an opposite-field solo shot off Jaime Barria (5-2) in the first. Trout tied it at 1 with his homer in the fifth off Seattle starter Mike Leake.

That was the only run permitted by Leake, who gave up four hits while striking out four.

It was Leake's 10th win with the Mariners since they acquired him from St. Louis on Aug. 30 last year for infielder Rayder Ascanio.

ROSTER RESHUFFLING

Angels: Barria was recalled from the minors to make the start, and Los Angeles optioned reliever Eduardo Paredes to Triple-A Salt Lake. Paredes pitched in eight games for the Angels, compiling a 6.97 ERA.

Mariners: To complete a trade with Boston for left-hander Roenis Elias, Seattle sent outfielder Eric Filia to the Red Sox. Filia began the season serving a 50-game suspension. He was hitting .426 at Double-A Arkansas.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: 1B Jefry Marte (sprained left wrist) was in a splint after being placed on the 10-day disabled list. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Marte will be re-evaluated later this week in Southern California. INF David Fletcher was promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace Marte. . SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) did some light baseball activities but is not running yet. . After fouling a ball off his foot Monday, Trout started in center field as usual. ... Relief pitcher Blake Wood (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL after Tommy John surgery.

Mariners: Right-handed reliever Nick Vincent (groin) had to cut a 25-pitch bullpen session short Monday, and likely won't attempt another one until this weekend at the earliest. . Seattle manager Scott Servais said reliever Juan Nicasio (right knee) felt better and some of the swelling in his knee has subsided. Nicasio has yet to throw off a mound. . Right-hander Dan Altavilla (elbow) isn't close to returning to baseball activity, Servais said.

UP NEXT

Angels: Right-hander Garrett Richards (4-4, 3.26 ERA) shut out the Mariners for 6 2/3 innings on May 4 for his fourth win of the season. He has not won since. After dropping three consecutive decisions to close out May, Richards has given up just two runs in the past 12 1/3 innings.

Mariners: Left-hander Marco Gonzales (7-3, 3.28 ERA) has allowed just three earned runs in his past five starts combined over a span of 33 1/3 innings. He has gone at least six innings in eight of his past nine starts. He does not have a decision in three appearances against the Angels.

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