Angels' shift from sleepwalkers to mashers couldn't wreck Mariners

Los Angeles Times
Angels' shift from sleepwalkers to mashers couldn't wreck Mariners
Angels' shift from sleepwalkers to mashers couldn't wreck Mariners

Manager Brad Ausmus said the energy in the Angels dugout during a seven-run seventh inning Thursday night was “tremendous, probably the best it's been all year,” which was remarkable considering the first six innings of an 11-10 loss to the Seattle Mariners, when his players seemed in dire need of a few Red Bulls. Groggy from Wednesday night's weather-related travel delays in Texas and short on sleep after their sunrise arrival in Southern California, the Angels fell behind 10-2 in the top of the seventh, digging a hole deep enough to require a franchise record comeback to climb out of. Then, like a bolt of lightning that filled the skies above the Dallas/Fort Worth area Wednesday night, the Angels offense came alive with a seven-hit blast that pulled them to within 10-9 of the Mariners. David Fletcher's home run to lead off the eighth tied the score 10-10 before Seattle won it on pinch-hitter Jay Bruce's two-out run-scoring single in the ninth.

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