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Offense can’t capitalize on multiple opportunities, fall to Mariners

The Angels go 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position

Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

Justin Upton and Jared Walsh hit a home run, the Angels went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and they lost to the Mariners, 6-2.

Things looked encouraging early on. Upton led off the second inning with a home run. A few batters later, Walsh followed with a solo homer of his own, putting the Angels up 2-0. That would be the only offense from the Halos the remainder of the game. They’d be held scoreless over the final seven innings.

In the third inning, the Angels had the bases loaded with one out. They couldn’t capitalize on the golden opportunity, as they had back-to-back outs, ending the inning with nothing. An inning later, they’d have runners on first and second with one out. Yet again, back-to-back outs cost the Angels a chance of adding any runs.

Over the final five innings, the Angels failed to record a hit.

Griffin Canning lasted only 3 13 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits and had five strikeouts.

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