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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