The Mariners’ Adam Frazier watches his two-run triple during the ninth inning of a game against the Angels on Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Mariners’ Adam Frazier watches his two-run triple during the ninth inning of a game against the Angels on Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mariners’ bats explode late in win over Angels

No-hit through five innings, Seattle finds its offensive groove and beats Los Angeles 8-2.

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Adam Frazier broke up José Suárez’s bid for a perfect game in the sixth and added a two-run triple in the ninth, leading the Seattle Mariners to an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Ty France had a tying two-run single in a three-run sixth for the Mariners, who have won five of seven after a pair of eventful victories at the Big A.

Suárez (4-5), the Angels’ 24-year-old Venezuelan left-hander, retired Seattle’s first 16 batters and led 2-0 before Frazier’s one-out infield single in the sixth. The next three Mariners also singled, abruptly ending Suárez’s night.

France, who grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs north of Angel Stadium, chased Suárez before Jesse Winker added a tiebreaking sacrifice fly off Jimmy Herget.

Frazier tripled into the right field corner and then scored on Sam Haggerty’s infield hit in the ninth off Jesse Chavez. Rookie Julio Rodríguez added a two-run homer, his 19th of the season, in the Angels’ second straight catastrophic ninth inning against the M’s.

Seattle scored four runs in the ninth Monday night to win 6-2.

Luis Rengifo homered and drove in two runs for the Angels, who have lost two straight after winning five of their previous six. Shohei Ohtani had a triple and two singles in his 28th multi-hit game of the season.

Suárez also lost his three-start winning streak and his streak of 23 consecutive innings over four starts without allowing an earned run. He began the season in the Angels’ rotation after pitching superbly down the stretch in 2021, but he was demoted to the minors this spring before returning with a new changeup and a serious upgrade in performance.

Robbie Ray (9-8) struck out 10 over six innings of six-hit ball for the Mariners, and his teammates’ late rally put him in position for his first win since July 15 and his third victory over Los Angeles this season.

Ray dominated in his first two starts against the Angels this season with just two earned runs allowed in 14 innings. He wasn’t quite as sharp early in Anaheim, but settled in to retire 10 of his final 12 batters.

Rengifo extended his impressive August with a solo homer in the first and an RBI single in the third.

Suárez struck out five in his first five innings and didn’t even need an exceptional defensive play to stay perfect. Frazier broke through with a grounder into the hole at shortstop, where David Fletcher fielded it on the run with no chance to make the throw.

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