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Three-run, first-inning HR not enough as Angels score next nine runs to capture series opener

SIMMONSThe Seattle Mariners' final road trip before the All-Star break didn't start in an ideal way Tuesday.

Well, it started well, as Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the top of the first inning.

But the Los Angeles Angels scored the next nine runs to win 9-3 in Anaheim, California.

Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun homered, and Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons had three hits and two RBIs each.

The Angels used six pitchers, after starter Garrett Richards had to leave in the third inning with an injury.

He had given up Haniger's three-run homer, but the Angels put up some hits and runs against Seattle starter Mike Leake. A four-run fourth inning included Simmons' go-ahead RBI double and Pujols' two-run homer.

The Angels finished with 15 hits.

Leake gave up 11 hits and seven runs (five earned) while striking out one and walking two in four innings.

The Mariners (57-35) and Angels (47-45) will continue the series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with Seattle's Marco Gonzales (9-5) pitching opposite Jaime Barria (5-5).

Meanwhile, the Mariners placed Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list (back).

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