Trout Hits 2 HRs Again, Mariners Belt 4 in 6-3 Win Vs Angels

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When Mike Trout gets on a power-hitting hot streak like this, it’s hard for other teams to watch — and match.The Seattle Mariners have been doing just fine the past two games going toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Angels slugger.Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the first-place Mariners shook off two homers by Trout for the second consecutive night, beating the Angels 6-3 on Tuesday.Trout took sole possession of the major league lead with 23 home runs. He also hit a pair in the Angels’ 5-3 loss Monday and has 20 career homers at Safeco Field, most in any visiting ballpark.Mike Leake (7-3) allowed one run in six innings for Seattle, which has won three consecutive games and 10 of 12 overall to remain a half-game ahead of Houston atop the AL West.Edwin Diaz worked the ninth for his big league-best 25th save in 28 tries.”Everything is kind of clicking,” Haniger said.Yes, fly balls were leaving the ballpark with ease Tuesday, and the Mariners are 5-0 when they hit four or more home runs in a game.But the play that had everyone talking was Haniger’s throw from right field to cut down Luis Valbuena at second base leading off the sixth. Haniger had just given Seattle a 3-1 lead in the fifth with a two-run homer when Valbuena roped a line drive down the right-field line. By the time Haniger was able to get to it, Valbuena was on his way to second base for what appeared to be a double.”Luckily, I just got a really good bounce off the bottom of the wall,” Haniger said. “Usually you just come up firing, and try and keep your throw low.”

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