Cano hits 3-run 2B, lifts Mariners over Angels 6-5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead three-run double to cap the Seattle Mariners’ rally from a four-run deficit in a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Seattle trailed 4-0 before Kristopher Negron and Mitch Haniger homered in the fifth inning. Negron added an RBI single in the sixth, then Cano cleared the bases in the eighth to lift Seattle to 82-66.
The Mariners are 7 1/2 games behind Oakland for the final AL wild card with 14 games to play.
The Angels took a 3-0 lead in the first on back-to-back home runs from Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. It was the 28th home run for Trout and the 20th for Ohtani.
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Justin Upton added a solo home run in the fourth. Upton added a second solo homer in the ninth to give him 29 on the season.
James Pazos (4-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the victory.
Edwin Diaz allowed Upton’s homer but otherwise closed out the Angels in the ninth for his major league-leading 55th save.
Haniger’s homer was his 25th. He also came up big defensively in the sixth, throwing Trout out at the plate after Ohtani singled and leaping at the wall to rob Upton of a likely third homer.
Mariners: LHP James Paxton, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 7 because of pneumonia, could rejoin the team in the next few days. Seattle has not scheduled a starting pitcher for Wednesday in Houston. Manager Scott Servais said LHP Roenis Elias, who pitched well in a spot start Friday, could also start Wednesday.
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Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs has made only one start since July 31, when he re-injured his strained left abductor, but is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday. Manager Mike Scioscia said he could return to the rotation next week.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.24) is scheduled to start the season series finale against the Angels. He is 3-0 with a 3.05 ERA in seven career starts against the Angels.
Angels: Rookie RHP Jaime Barria (10-9, 3.53) is scheduled to make his 24th start. Barria, an unexpected piece of the Los Angeles rotation, is 1-3 with a 3.80 ERA in four starts against the Mariners.
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