The Angels’ Mike Trout follows through on a two-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Mariners on July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Angels’ Mike Trout follows through on a two-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Mariners on July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

M’s offense stays cold in loss to Angels

A day after getting no-hit, Seattle falls to Los Angeles 9-2.

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout hit a two-run home run, Albert Pujols had four RBI and the Los Angeles Angels followed up a no-hitter with a 9-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Kole Calhoun also homered and David Fletcher added two RBI for the Angels, who have won their first two home games since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who would have turned 28 Saturday.

Before the game, the Angels placed the ball from the final out of their combined no-hitter on Friday in Skaggs’ locker.

Angels reliever Noe Ramirez used his hat to catch Trout’s 30th home run of the season, a 409-foot shot into the bullpen in left field in the third inning that pushed the lead to 5-0. Trout broke his own team record for fewest games needed to hit 30 homers, reaching the mark in 93 games, compared to the 98 games he needed in 2015.

Matt Harvey (3-4) gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings after being activated off the injured list earlier on Saturday. Harvey had not started since May 23 against Minnesota because of a back strain.

Wade LeBlanc (5-3) allowed six runs on 10 hits in four innings to end a stretch of eight consecutive appearances without taking the loss.

Pujols got the Angels on the board in the second inning with a ground ball through the gap at first that scored Andrelton Simmons. Calhoun followed with his 20th homer of the season, a line drive to center field that made it 2-0.

The Mariners got in gear in the sixth inning, when Mallex Smith tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by J.P. Crawford, cutting the deficit to 6-1. Tim Beckham had an RBI single to center in the seventh to make it 6-2.

Pujols hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning. It was his 647th homer and moved him within three of Willie Mays for fifth place on the career list.

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