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Angels don't look ripe for fall in ugly 10-1 loss to the Mariners

Angels don't look ripe for fall in ugly 10-1 loss to the Mariners

Garrett Richards was not sharp, laboring through a 39-pitch second inning. The offense fell flat, mustering five hits. Reliever Cory Rasmus was tagged for five runs in the seventh. Even Mike Trout, who is rarely caught off-guard, got picked off first base in the third.

A lackluster performance by the Angels on Monday night led to a 10-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners in Safeco Field, dropping the Angels four games behind Texas for the second American League wild-card spot and keeping them 41/2 games behind Houston in the division with 19 games left.

On Sunday, the Angels were one strike away from moving to within 21/2 games of first place before closer Huston Street gave up five...

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