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Tyler Skaggs and the Angels can't hold on in loss to Seattle Mariners, 8-6

Tyler Skaggs and the Angels can't hold on in loss to Seattle Mariners, 8-6

When he took the mound at 7 p.m. Saturday at Safeco Field, buoyed by a three-run lead, Tyler Skaggs had not given up a run in one month, across five starts at triple-A and the majors. 

Within five minutes, he had. And what followed reminded him that this will not all be easy, that the road representing his return from Tommy John surgery has bumps yet. After dominating Kansas City and Boston, Skaggs struggled against Seattle, absent command of his spiking curveball. He walked three Mariners, struck out four, and yielded nine hits and four runs in the Angels’ 8-6 loss. 

“It was humbling,” Skaggs said. “It’s the majors. You can’t just...

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