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Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings
Angels improve bullpen before beating Mariners, 3-2, in 16 innings

It would be a stretch to say that Friday night’s acquisition of closer Huston Street in a six-player trade with the San Diego Padres filled a critical need for the Angels. Not after eight relievers combined to throw 10 scoreless innings in a 3-2, 16-inning win over the Seattle Mariners in Angel Stadium, a 5-hour and 14-minute marathon that ended with Efren Navarro’s pinch-hit, walk-off, run-scoring single to center field that brought home Mike Trout, who had doubled with one out in the 16th. A vastly improved bullpen, led by closer Joe Smith and setup man Kevin Jepsen, has been a key component of the Angels winning 20 of their last 24 games, combining for a 2.37 earned-run...

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