Homers lead Mariners again
Homers are making a big impact in Seattle's series with the Los Angeles Angels.
Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each hit two homers, giving Seattle seven in two games, as the Mariners beat the Angels 6-3 Tuesday at Safeco Field.
Seattle (43-24) goes for the three-game sweep at 1 p.m. PT. Marco Gonzales (7-3) pitches opposite Garrett Richards (4-4).
The Angels (37-31) have hit five homers in two games — four by Mike Trout, whose two homers Tuesday accounted for all three L.A. runs.
Haniger homered in the first inning, and Trout tied it in the fifth inning. But, Haniger's two-run homer in the bottom of the inning gave Seattle the lead for good.
Healy's two homers and Trout's two-run shot added to the homer count.
Jean Segura hit an RBI double in the seventh inning — the only run of the 17 combined runs scored by the teams that hasn't been produced by a home run.
Mike Leake gave up four hits and one run while striking out four and walking three in six innings. Edwin Diaz notched his 25th save with a two-strikeout ninth inning.
The Mariners stayed a half-game ahead of Houston (43-25) in the American League West Division. They have won 19 of their past 24 games.