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

Mariners back home for series with L.A. Angels

Stats: Trout is hitting.345 (89 for 258) with 23 home runs, 55 RBIs and 56 runs scored in 73 games.

Reliever Casey Lawrence allowed two runs in the seventh inning, and Tony Zych allowed three more in the eighth inning. The Angels (60-58) have won five games in a row, including a 6-3 victory Saturday, to move a half-game ahead of the Minnesota Twins (58-57). With J.C. Ramirez set to face Erasmo Ramirez in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 9 runs. "Nope. We've got a game tomorrow".

Calhoun and Simmons also collaborated on the defensive play of the game for the Angels. The game is really never over for us. The rookie lefty allowed one run on four hits and a walk with no strikeouts. But Alonso was thrown out at the plate by a strong relay throw from Simmons. Albert Pujols then yanked a double into left-center, scoring both runners.

With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh and Chavez on the mound, Yonder Alonso was at first when Robinson Cano doubled into right-center.

With two outs and a runner on third in the fifth inning, Angels second baseman Kaleb Cowart chopped a ball to Alonso. Ramirez leapt and the ball bounced off his glove.

In the fifth, Jarrod Dyson led off with a single and Mike Zunino blasted his 17th home run, estimated at 450 feet, well up into the upper grandstand in left field. He walked three and struck out four.

The Seattle Mariners will try to salvage something from this series and avoid the sweep after dropping game three on Saturday.Kyle Seager led the charge by going 2 for 4 with a solo home run and an RBI single, while Nelson Cruz put up an RBI of his own to sum up the entire Mariners' output in the loss. The Ramirez vs. Ramirez matchup was the first time Nicaraguan-born starting pitchers faced each other since 1984. But Paxton becomes the third starter from Seattle's projected rotation at the beginning of the season to be on the disabled list late in the year, joining Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma. To make room on the roster for Bailey, OF Cesar Puello was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The teams play again at 6 p.m., as Erasmo Ramirez (4-4, 5.10) pitches for Seattle opposite JC Ramirez (10-10, 4.21). Trout is 1 for 4 with a home run in his career against Miranda.

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