Fletcher, Trout lead Angels past Mariners

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The Angels bounced back and stopped a three-game skid

Seattle Mariners’ Mallex Smith, right, loses his helmet as he is tagged out by Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols at first base on a pick-off in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) – David Fletcher singled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, Mike Trout followed with a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels took advantage of a big mistake on defense by Seattle to beat the Mariners 6-2 Saturday night.

Held without a baserunner until the ninth inning of a 10-0 loss Friday, the Angels bounced back and stopped a three-game skid.

With two outs in the ninth, the Mariners misplayed Luis Rengifo’s popup into an infield single that left runners at the corners. Fletcher’s single gave Los Angeles a 3-2 lead, and Trout connected off Roenis Elías (2-2) for his AL-leading 31st home run.

It was Rengifo who singled in the ninth Friday night for the Angels’ only hit, ending Mike Leake’s run at a perfect game.

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