For the second straight night, Trout was the source of some ninth-inning misery for the Mariners. He had a three-run double in Thursday's series opener to give the Angels a 6-3 victory.
A day later, Trout walked with one out, taking a close 3-2 pitch from James Pazos (3-4).
“We put up good at-bats, guys walk if they don't get good pitches and eventually somebody, lately, has been getting the big hits. And it's everybody really,” Angels' shortstop
Seattle held a 5-1 lead going into the seventh inning thanks to home runs from
The Angels took advantage of the struggling young Seattle righty Andrew Moore in the seventh, most of the damage coming with two outs. Called up earlier Friday to take the spot of left-handed ace James Paxton, who was placed on the disabled list,
Moore gave up a two-out infield single to Cameron Maybin and walked Trout to load the bases. Pujols delivered a two-run single, Cron added an RBI single, and Andrelton Simmons capped the rally with an RBI double that tied the game at 5-5.
Amplifying Moore's struggles, Seattle failed to start getting a reliever ready in the bullpen until after Pujols' hit.
"Where we are at right now pitching-wise is going to be a challenge," Seattle manager Scott Servais said. "There's going to be some nights it works out great, there's going to be other nights it's a bit tough."
Three Angels' relievers quieted Seattle after the Mariners knocked around starter
He added a double in the fourth and his double off the wall in right-center field in the sixth scored
But that was it for Seattle as Eduardo Parades and Keynan Middleton (3-0) shut down the Mariners for three innings. Yusmeiro Petit pitched the ninth for his second save.
"We've got to continue to play good baseball regardless of who we're playing against really," Simmons said. "But it's even bigger when it's somebody that's fighting for the same thing."