The Angels’ Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run as Mariners catcher Austin Nola looks on during the first inning of a game Aug. 4, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Angels’ Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run as Mariners catcher Austin Nola looks on during the first inning of a game Aug. 4, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Angels hand Mariners 4th consecutive loss

Albert Pujols and Mike Trout each hit home runs in a 5-3 win over Seattle.

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SEATTLE — Mike Trout homered in his first plate appearance as a father, Albert Pujols moved one step closer to Willie Mays on the career home runs list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Trout missed four games while on paternity leave for the birth of his son, Beckham Aaron Trout. He returned with a solo shot to left-center in the first inning and finished 1-for-3 with a walk on a day full of news for the Angels as top prospect Jo Adell also made his debut.

Pujols hit a two-run homer later in the first for a 3-0 lead, giving him 659 for his career, one behind Mays on the career list.

Adell legged out an infield single in his first at-bat for his first major-league hit and finished 1-for-4 with a strikeout. One of the most heralded prospects in baseball, Adell boasts a five-tool skillset and is expected to be the team’s primary right fielder.

David Fletcher added a two-run homer for the Angels in the seventh.

Angels starter Andrew Heaney (1-0) struck out three, walked four and allowed a run and three hits in 5.2 innings. He allowed a run-scoring triple to Austin Nola in the sixth inning that ended his night.

Mariners rookie Justin Dunn (0-1) needed 37 pitches to get out of the first and was charged with three runs over four innings.

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