Cruz, Mariners overcome Trout's 2 HRs in 5-3 win vs Angels

SEATTLE (AP) A healthy and confident Nelson Cruz usually means good things are on the horizon for the Seattle Mariners.

Cruz homered twice and the surprising Mariners overcame Mike Trout's two home runs to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Monday night.

''(Cruz) feels good about his swing and where his body is at, which is good,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''For home run hitters, it goes in streaks. You see guys hit five, six, seven - they just get in that groove. And he's certainly in that groove right now. So, hopefully we can ride it as long as we can.''

Ryon Healy hit a two-run shot for the Mariners, who chased Andrew Heaney early and won for the ninth time in 11 games. Seattle sits atop the AL West by a half-game over the World Series champion Houston Astros.

Trout tied Boston slugger J.D. Martinez for the major league lead with 21 homers. Albert Pujols also went deep for the Angels.

Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc (2-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings. He loaded the bases in the fifth but struck out Justin Upton to escape unscathed.

''(LeBlanc) gives you a different look every pitch. He moves the fastball around,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''Reminds me of the way Jamie Moyer used to pitch. He takes enough off and keeps guys off balance. We had some opportunities but he made some pitches.''

Cruz homered leading off the fourth. Kyle Seager followed with a single and Healy launched a drive over the left-field fence to give the Mariners a 5-2 lead.

Trout cut the margin to two with his second homer of the game, but Edwin Diaz pitched a clean ninth for his major league-best 24th save in 27 chances.

Trout and Pujols homered in the first before Cruz tied it in the bottom half with a two-run shot to center.

Heaney (3-5) was shaky after throwing a one-hit shutout against Kansas City in his previous start - on his 27th birthday, no less. This time, the left-hander was tagged for five runs and seven hits in three-plus innings.

''Giving up homers never wins you games, not like that,'' Heaney said. ''Not that early, not that often.''

ROSTER MOVE

Los Angeles recalled OF Jabari Blash from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned OF Michael Hermosillo to its top farm team. Scioscia said he wanted the right-handed-hitting Blash in the lineup to face Seattle lefties LeBlanc and Marco Gonzales. Blash was hitting .324 with 18 homers for Salt Lake this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Trout underwent precautionary X-rays postgame after fouling a ball off his left shin in the third. He said they were negative and he expects to play Tuesday. ... 1B Jefry Marte was lifted for pinch-hitter Jose Miguel Fernandez in the fourth after bruising his left wrist in a collision with Dee Gordon at first base. Scioscia said X-rays were negative and Marte will be evaluated further on Tuesday. ... Scioscia said SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is throwing and hitting off a tee, but not running yet. ... P/OF Shohei Ohtani began daily therapy on his right elbow UCL sprain Sunday and will be re-evaluated in about three weeks, Scioscia said.

Mariners: RHP Nick Vincent (groin) threw a bullpen and will head out on a rehabilitation assignment later this week, according to manager Scott Servais. ... C Chris Herrmann (oblique) took on-field batting practice and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment this week. ... RHP Juan Nicascio (knee) received a cortisone shot in his knee and played catch.

UP NEXT

Angels: Jaime Barria (5-1) will be recalled from Triple-A to face Seattle on Tuesday. The 21-year-old right-hander has a 2.48 ERA in seven big league starts this season and will make his first career start against the Mariners.

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (6-3) will make his 14th start of the season and second against the Angels. He's 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA, 24 strikeouts and two walks in his last six outings.

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123456789RHE
LAA37-30
200000010370
SEA42-24
20030000X581
  • W: W. LeBlanc (2-0)L: A. Heaney (3-5)S: E. Diaz (24)
  • HR: LAA - A. Pujols (10), M. Trout 2 (21), SEA - N. Cruz 2 (15), R. Healy (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B50000003.224.286.390.6760.0
M. Trout CF32222110.304.435.6581.09412.5
J. Upton LF40100023.253.335.465.8000.0
A. Pujols DH41111011.256.293.421.7145.5
Z. Cozart SS40000012.222.294.367.661-0.5
J. Marte 1B10000000.262.311.440.7520.0
a- J. Fernandez PH-1B30100001.417.417.5831.0001.0
J. Blash RF30000132.167.286.167.452-0.5
L. Valbuena 3B40100011.225.283.361.6441.5
M. Maldonado C40100021.255.311.370.6811.0
  • a-lined out for Marte in the 4th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B40000002.275.296.354.6500.0
J. Segura SS41300000.343.365.483.8484.0
M. Haniger RF40000013.263.345.488.833-0.5
N. Cruz DH32232110.260.348.531.87913.5
B. Gamel PR-DH00000000.278.357.383.7390.0
K. Seager 3B41100012.225.277.424.7001.5
R. Healy 1B31121000.239.271.440.7117.0
G. Heredia CF30100000.256.365.368.7332.0
D. Span LF20000110.251.364.410.7740.5
M. Zunino C30000032.207.270.440.710-1.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Valbuena (5), M. Maldonado (10)
    • HR - M. Trout 2 (21), A. Pujols (10)
    • RBI - M. Trout 2 (41), A. Pujols (37)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Pujols (17)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Heredia (6)
    • HR - N. Cruz 2 (15), R. Healy (10)
    • RBI - N. Cruz 3 (36), R. Healy 2 (28)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Cruz 2 (19)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Cozart-Fernandez; Johnson-Cozart-Fernandez)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Segura (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Heaney (L, 3-5)3.07551233.681.18-8.0
    N. Ramirez2.00000203.351.277.0
    C. Bedrosian1.00000104.181.543.5
    J. Alvarez1.00000202.150.954.0
    J. Johnson1.01001003.931.341.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Heaney (L, 3-5)3.0
    N. Ramirez2.0
    C. Bedrosian1.0
    J. Alvarez1.0
    J. Johnson1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. LeBlanc (W, 2-0)5.04222523.001.2216.5
    C. Bradford (H, 2)1.00000001.751.013.0
    J. Pazos (H, 8)1.01000201.570.963.0
    R. Cook (H, 4)1.02110213.861.001.0
    E. Diaz (S, 24)1.00000202.570.8911.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. LeBlanc (W, 2-0)5.0
    C. Bradford (H, 2)1.0
    J. Pazos (H, 8)1.0
    R. Cook (H, 4)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 24)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 52-37, N. Ramirez 15-12, C. Bedrosian 9-7, J. Alvarez 12-7, J. Johnson 16-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-3, N. Ramirez 2-1, C. Bedrosian 2-0, J. Alvarez 1-0, J. Johnson 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 17, N. Ramirez 5, C. Bedrosian 3, J. Alvarez 3, J. Johnson 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - W. LeBlanc
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 92-58, C. Bradford 8-6, J. Pazos 15-11, R. Cook 18-14, E. Diaz 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 2-8, C. Bradford 1-2, R. Cook 2-0, E. Diaz 1-0
    • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 21, C. Bradford 3, J. Pazos 4, R. Cook 6, E. Diaz 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    LAA37-30
    200000010370
    SEA42-24
    20030000X581
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B50000003.224.286.390.6760.0
    M. Trout CF32222110.304.435.6581.09412.5
    J. Upton LF40100023.253.335.465.8000.0
    A. Pujols DH41111011.256.293.421.7145.5
    Z. Cozart SS40000012.222.294.367.661-0.5
    J. Marte 1B10000000.262.311.440.7520.0
    a- J. Fernandez PH-1B30100001.417.417.5831.0001.0
    J. Blash RF30000132.167.286.167.452-0.5
    L. Valbuena 3B40100011.225.283.361.6441.5
    M. Maldonado C40100021.255.311.370.6811.0
    Total35373321114-----
    • a-lined out for Marte in the 4th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B40000002.275.296.354.6500.0
    J. Segura SS41300000.343.365.483.8484.0
    M. Haniger RF40000013.263.345.488.833-0.5
    N. Cruz DH32232110.260.348.531.87913.5
    B. Gamel PR-DH00000000.278.357.383.7390.0
    K. Seager 3B41100012.225.277.424.7001.5
    R. Healy 1B31121000.239.271.440.7117.0
    G. Heredia CF30100000.256.365.368.7332.0
    D. Span LF20000110.251.364.410.7740.5
    M. Zunino C30000032.207.270.440.710-1.5
    Total305853279-----
    HITTERSAB
    D. Gordon 2B4
    J. Segura SS4
    M. Haniger RF4
    N. Cruz DH3
    B. Gamel PR-DH0
    K. Seager 3B4
    R. Healy 1B3
    G. Heredia CF3
    D. Span LF2
    M. Zunino C3
    Total30
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Valbuena (5), M. Maldonado (10)
      • HR - M. Trout 2 (21), A. Pujols (10)
      • RBI - M. Trout 2 (41), A. Pujols (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Pujols (17)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Heredia (6)
      • HR - N. Cruz 2 (15), R. Healy (10)
      • RBI - N. Cruz 3 (36), R. Healy 2 (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Cruz 2 (19)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Cozart-Fernandez; Johnson-Cozart-Fernandez)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Segura (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney (L, 3-5)3.07551233.681.18-8.0
      N. Ramirez2.00000203.351.277.0
      C. Bedrosian1.00000104.181.543.5
      J. Alvarez1.00000202.150.954.0
      J. Johnson1.01001003.931.341.0
      Total8.0855273---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney (L, 3-5)3.0
      N. Ramirez2.0
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      J. Alvarez1.0
      J. Johnson1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. LeBlanc (W, 2-0)5.04222523.001.2216.5
      C. Bradford (H, 2)1.00000001.751.013.0
      J. Pazos (H, 8)1.01000201.570.963.0
      R. Cook (H, 4)1.02110213.861.001.0
      E. Diaz (S, 24)1.00000202.570.8911.0
      Total9.07332113---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. LeBlanc (W, 2-0)5.0
      C. Bradford (H, 2)1.0
      J. Pazos (H, 8)1.0
      R. Cook (H, 4)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 24)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 52-37, N. Ramirez 15-12, C. Bedrosian 9-7, J. Alvarez 12-7, J. Johnson 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-3, N. Ramirez 2-1, C. Bedrosian 2-0, J. Alvarez 1-0, J. Johnson 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 17, N. Ramirez 5, C. Bedrosian 3, J. Alvarez 3, J. Johnson 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - W. LeBlanc
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 92-58, C. Bradford 8-6, J. Pazos 15-11, R. Cook 18-14, E. Diaz 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 2-8, C. Bradford 1-2, R. Cook 2-0, E. Diaz 1-0
      • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 21, C. Bradford 3, J. Pazos 4, R. Cook 6, E. Diaz 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Trout homered to center35
      • 4TH INNING
        Healy homered to left, Seager scored25
        Cruz homered to center23
      • 1ST INNING
        Cruz homered to center, Segura scored22
        Pujols homered to left20
        Trout homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Ryan Cook
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan Cook relieved James Pazos
        • M. Trout: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Trout homered to center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Upton grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols safe at first on shortstop Segura fielding error
        • Z. Cozart: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cozart struck out looking
        • J. Fernandez: Fernandez singled to right center, Pujols to second
        • J. Blash: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Jim Johnson relieved Jose Alvarez
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Segura singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Haniger flied out to deep center
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cruz walked, Segura to second
        • Ben Gamel ran for Nelson Cruz
        • K. Seager: Seager grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Gamel out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • James Pazos relieved Chasen Bradford
        • J. Blash: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Valbuena doubled to deep right
        • M. Maldonado: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Alvarez relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Span struck out on foul tip
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Chasen Bradford relieved Wade LeBlanc
        • A. Pujols: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pujols flied out to deep center
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart grounded out to third
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Noe Ramirez
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Ball, Healy grounded out to third
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • J. Blash: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blash walked
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Valbuena flied out to center
        • M. Maldonado: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maldonado doubled to left, Blash to third
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler flied out to right
        • M. Trout: Trout intentionally walked
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Foul, Segura lined out to shortstop
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton reached on an infield single to second
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart popped out to second
        • Jose Miguel Fernandez hit for Jefry Marte
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Fernandez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz homered to center
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to center
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Healy homered to left, Seager scored
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Heredia doubled to shallow right
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span walked
        • Noe Ramirez relieved Andrew Heaney
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon grounded into double play shortstop to first, Span out at second
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kinsler lined out to right
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
        • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon grounded bunt out to third
        • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Segura reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Haniger: Haniger flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • J. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte popped out to first
        • J. Blash: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valbuena lined out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Healy lined out to center
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Heredia lined out to second
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Span grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler lined out to left
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout homered to left
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pujols homered to left
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon grounded out to second
        • J. Segura: Segura singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Cruz homered to center, Segura scored
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)