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Angels lose lead late, rally in 10th for 4-3 win over M’s


Taylor Ward’s sacrificial fly scored Magneuris Sierra in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels blew a three-run lead late before claiming a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

The Angels led 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth before Seattle scored three times with two outs to force an extra inning.

Ward’s ball on Paul Sewald (3-3) was deep enough for Sierra to score easily and give the Angels the lead. Jimmy Herget threw a perfect bottom of the 10th to get the stoppage.

Max Stassi hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Angels a 3-0 lead that proved critical when Seattle rallied for three runs late in the inning.

Seattle’s three-point rally in the ninth began when Jesse Winker walked with one out against Jesse Chavez (2-1). Pinch hitter Jake Lamb singled, and with two outs, Adam Frazier doubled up to score Winker.

Ty France dribbled a single into center field to score Lamb and Frazier and tied the Mariners at 3-3. Seattle had three hits in the first eight innings, then chained three in the ninth to force extra innings.

It was the first clash between the teams since their savage brawl on June 26 that resulted in multiple suspensions and a few injuries. Seattle manager Scott Servais and interim Angels manager Phil Nevin said the pregame incident was a thing of the past.

The Mariners rally ruined the night for Angels starter Patrick Sandoval, who was in contention for his first win since May 22. Sandoval pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings, and Aaron Loup and Jose Quijada held the shutout going into the ninth.

The pitch was the story of the night until the ninth inning for both teams. Sandoval blocked the Mariners in the sixth, while Seattle starter Robbie Ray was terrific for seven innings with 10 strikeouts.

The only damage against Ray came in the first inning when Luis Rengifo doubled up and Jo Adell followed with a broken-bat single to give the Angels the first lead.

Ray was otherwise dominant after being roughed up in his two previous starts, both against Houston. Ray scattered five hits and had his sixth start this season with at least 10 strikeouts.

LIST MOVEMENTS

Former Angels IF David MacKinnon was claimed off waivers today by Oakland. MacKinnon had been designated for an assignment on Tuesday.

Seattle added Lamb to the roster and designated OF Travis Jankowski for assignment. Lamb was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers before the trade deadline and now has the chance to play for his hometown team.

“I feel like I’ve had the chills for the past two days over and over again,” Lamb said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: IF David Fletcher was out of the lineup after being hit in the foot by a pitch during Thursday’s game against Oakland. He is expected back in the lineup on Saturday.

Mariners: OF Julio Rodriguez (wrist) is expected to return to baseball activity this weekend and shouldn’t need to be released to rehab at the end of his time on the injured list. … IF/OF Dylan Moore (back spasms) is improving quickly and could be ready when his time at IL ends. … RHP Diego Castillo (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Friday. … LHP Matthew Boyd (elbow), acquired at the trade deadline, will likely kick off live batting practice early next week before heading to rehab.

NEXT

Angels: The Angels haven’t announced a starter for Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader.

Mariners: RHP George Kirby (2-3, 3.56) makes his 15th start of the season. Kirby has been below the height limits in his last two starts after the All-Star break. Kirby allowed two runs on seven outs over four innings in his last start against Houston.


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