Mariners blow late lead, fall back to .500 with loss to Angels


Albers had been working at Triple-A Gwinnett; now, he'll help bolster the depth for the Mariners, who have suffered a variety of pitching injuries of late. Casey Lawrence received his 1st blown save while Tony Zych took the loss to fall to 5-3 this season.

The Los Angeles Angels will be looking to complete the sweep after winning game three by a final score of 6-3 on Saturday, pushing their winning streak to five games overall.

The Angels, who won Thursday thanks to Trout's three-run ninth-inning double, had rallied to tie 5-5 after the Mariners had led 5-1. Mariner ace James Paxton had to leave the game in the 7 inning with a left pectoral strain.

He joins a Seattle team battling several others in the American League looking for a wild-card spot.

The Mariners regained the two-run advantage with two outs in the bottom of the inning as Seager hit a solo homer to right-center field, his 18th home run of the season. He's 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 starts with Tacoma.

The Mariners (59-57) entered Friday night tied with Tampa Bay for the second American League wild card berth. Two outs later, Cano also walked before Nelson Cruz lined a run-scoring single to left field.

The Mariners almost regained the lead in the bottom of the inning as Yonder Alonso hit a one-out single to right field and tried to score on Robinson Cano's double into right-center field. Miranda is coming off of a rough outing in which he gave up six earned in just five innings and has allowed four or more earned runs in four of his last six starts and six of his last ten.

To get six good innings from Ramirez was a plus.

Angels: JC Ramirez (10-10) makes his 23rd start of the season.

Bruce, 30, has had a productive year for the Mets, batting.258/.324/.524 with 29 home runs and 75 RBI in 445 plate appearances. Erasmo Ramirez gave up just an unearned run on three hits over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Ramirez lost his last start against Kansas City.