Calhoun's HR in 10th gives Angels 4-3 win over Mariners

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kole Calhoun's reemergence from a dreadful start continued for the Los Angeles on Friday with a game-ending home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the 10th inning.

Calhoun had three RBIs on the night, while helping the Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three-game series.

Calhoun's 12th of the season came off Mariners reliever Juan Nicasio (1-5). It also gave him a .386 batting average, 15 runs scored, seven home runs and 15 RBI over his last 12 games.

In 32 games since returning from the disabled list on June 18, he has 11 home runs and 23 RBIs. Over the first two month of the season, he was batting .145 with a .179 slugging percentage and just one home run in 50 games.

''It's been a really good month, but it's just about going out and helping the team to win,'' Calhoun said. ''I know it sounds cliche, but definitely April and May, I wasn't doing that. I'm going out and having fun and not really caring what the numbers are, just trying to come to the ballpark every day to compete.''

The Mariners were unsuccessful in trying to take the lead in the top of 10th, when Dee Gordon attempted to steal home on the back end of a double-steal with Jean Segura.

Segura broke for second base on a pitch from Angels reliever Jim Johnson (3-2). Gordon then broke for home with Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler firing a return throw to catcher Jose Briceno. Gordon was initially ruled safe by home plate umpire Kerwin Danley, but the call was overturned via replay.

Gordon said the plan to steal home was relayed to him by third-base coach Scott Brosius.

''I think you've seen that play since Little League to be honest with you,'' Gordon said. ''Everybody runs that play. It was just that they have a Gold Glove second baseman, a Gold Glove shortstop and they made a good play.''

The Mariners also had a prime scoring chance in the ninth inning after Nelson Cruz singled and Kyle Seager walked with no outs. But right-hander Hansel Robles struck out Ryon Healy and left-hander Jose Alvarez got a groundout and a strikeout of Ben Gamel to end the threat.

Albert Pujols made a diving stop in the ninth inning on a ground ball down the first-base line from Chris Herrmann to prevent at least two Mariners runs.

Angels starter Andrew Heaney continued his solid pitching at home, giving up three runs on seven hits over eight innings. He has a 1.60 ERA over nine home starts this season. He threw just 81 pitches in his outing and had 64 pitches after seven innings.

''That was wild,'' Heaney said. ''They obviously made a point that they were going to swing the bat. They were going to swing it early and they were going to swing it often. They hit some balls hard.''

GLOVE WORK

Not only did the Angels get some solid defense on the Mariners' attempted steal of home in the 10th, and from Pujols on his diving stop in the ninth inning, they were holding the Mariners in check all game.

Seager was robbed twice, first on a play by shortstop Andrelton Simmons in the fifth inning and again in the seventh when Mike Trout made a catch on the run up against the center field fence.

It was more bad luck for a Mariners team that has scored 3.16 runs per game in July after scoring 4.74 runs per game in March/April, 4.07 runs in May and 4.50 in June.

''You know, it's one of those stretches when you try to put together good at-bats as a team and you come out in a funk and hit balls right at guys,'' Zunino said. ''I think it's something where we have to barrel balls up and trust it and sooner or later they will all fall for us.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels LHP John Lamb, who has been out since June 27 with left shoulder inflammation, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. . Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker, who has missed all but one start with a right forearm strain, played catch from 120 feet this week, but is not expected to return in the foreseeable future.

Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez, on the DL with a should strain, pitched three scoreless innings for Triple-A Tacoma this week, with a fastball in the low 90-mph range, and is expected to get another rehab start, likely on Monday for Tacoma.

TRADE FRONT

The Mariners made a move to bolster their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Sam Tuivailala from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor-league pitcher Seth Elledge. Tuivailala, 25, was 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 appearances for the Cardinals this season. Elledge was the Mariners' No. 10 ranked prospect, according to mlb.com.

ROSTER SHUFFLE

The Angels added outfielder Eric Young Jr. to the major league roster for the first time this season, selecting his contract from Triple-A Salt Lake. Outfielder Jabari Blash was optioned to Salt Lake. Young was batting .300 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs in 84 games at Triple-A.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (8-8, 5.14 ERA) has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last six starts and on Friday he will be making his second outing since coming off the disabled list because lower back stiffness.

Angels: RHP Jamie Barria (5-7, 3.80) has lost each of his last six decisions after opening the year 5-1, and will try for his first victory in four tries against the Mariners when he takes the mound Friday.

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  • W: J. Johnson (3-2)L: J. Nicasio (1-5)
  • HR: SEA - N. Cruz (23), M. Zunino (13), LAA - K. Calhoun (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Segura SS40000113.317.347.447.7930.5
M. Haniger RF40000013.264.358.470.8280.5
N. Cruz DH41211011.265.357.528.8846.5
D. Span PR-DH00000000.261.348.417.7650.0
K. Seager 3B30000100.232.284.416.7001.0
R. Healy 1B40000012.246.277.470.747-0.5
M. Zunino C31211000.192.253.411.6648.0
A. Romine PR01000000.203.250.215.4651.0
C. Herrmann C10000000.211.333.395.7280.0
B. Gamel LF40000023.278.346.376.722-1.0
G. Heredia CF40210010.230.316.324.6412.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fletcher 3B30110001.302.339.406.7452.0
    S. Ohtani DH40000022.263.342.509.851-1.0
    M. Trout CF30100121.311.462.6191.0811.0
    J. Upton LF40100013.255.349.444.7930.5
    A. Pujols 1B41100001.253.290.435.7253.0
    A. Simmons SS40000001.303.359.430.7890.0
    I. Kinsler 2B31000120.232.295.398.6931.0
    J. Briceno C21100200.271.314.417.7304.0
    K. Calhoun RF41231012.201.255.366.6219.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Zunino (8)
      • HR - N. Cruz (23), M. Zunino (13)
      • RBI - N. Cruz (58), M. Zunino (30), G. Heredia (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Zunino (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pujols (16), K. Calhoun (9)
      • HR - K. Calhoun (12)
      • SF - D. Fletcher (2)
      • RBI - D. Fletcher (12), K. Calhoun 3 (35)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Gordon (24)
      • CS - D. Gordon (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Segura-Gordon-Healy; Gordon)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Fletcher-Kinsler-Pujols; Kinsler-Simmons-Pujols)
      • E - J. Briceno (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. LeBlanc6.05333603.511.1413.0
      N. Vincent1.00001003.861.252.0
      A. Colome1.01000103.681.302.5
      J. Nicasio (L, 1-5)1.01110115.851.33-3.5
      PITCHERSIP
      W. LeBlanc6.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      A. Colome1.0
      J. Nicasio (L, 1-5)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney8.07330523.641.1319.5
      H. Robles0.11001104.091.52-1.5
      J. Alvarez0.20000103.161.290.5
      J. Johnson (W, 3-2)1.01001103.521.338.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney8.0
      H. Robles0.1
      J. Alvarez0.2
      J. Johnson (W, 3-2)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 84-48, N. Vincent 16-8, A. Colome 20-11, J. Nicasio 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 6-5, A. Colome 1-1
      • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 25, N. Vincent 3, A. Colome 4, J. Nicasio 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Heaney (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 81-57, H. Robles 12-6, J. Alvarez 11-7, J. Johnson 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 11-6, J. Alvarez 1-0, J. Johnson 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 30, H. Robles 3, J. Alvarez 2, J. Johnson 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. Gordon 2B50300011.291.310.356.6663.5
      J. Segura SS40000113.317.347.447.7930.5
      M. Haniger RF40000013.264.358.470.8280.5
      N. Cruz DH41211011.265.357.528.8846.5
      D. Span PR-DH00000000.261.348.417.7650.0
      K. Seager 3B30000100.232.284.416.7001.0
      R. Healy 1B40000012.246.277.470.747-0.5
      M. Zunino C31211000.192.253.411.6648.0
      A. Romine PR01000000.203.250.215.4651.0
      C. Herrmann C10000000.211.333.395.7280.0
      B. Gamel LF40000023.278.346.376.722-1.0
      G. Heredia CF40210010.230.316.324.6412.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Fletcher 3B30110001.302.339.406.7452.0
        S. Ohtani DH40000022.263.342.509.851-1.0
        M. Trout CF30100121.311.462.6191.0811.0
        J. Upton LF40100013.255.349.444.7930.5
        A. Pujols 1B41100001.253.290.435.7253.0
        A. Simmons SS40000001.303.359.430.7890.0
        I. Kinsler 2B31000120.232.295.398.6931.0
        J. Briceno C21100200.271.314.417.7304.0
        K. Calhoun RF41231012.201.255.366.6219.5
        Total3147414811-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Zunino (8)
          • HR - N. Cruz (23), M. Zunino (13)
          • RBI - N. Cruz (58), M. Zunino (30), G. Heredia (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Zunino (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Pujols (16), K. Calhoun (9)
          • HR - K. Calhoun (12)
          • SF - D. Fletcher (2)
          • RBI - D. Fletcher (12), K. Calhoun 3 (35)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. Gordon (24)
          • CS - D. Gordon (8)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Segura-Gordon-Healy; Gordon)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Fletcher-Kinsler-Pujols; Kinsler-Simmons-Pujols)
          • E - J. Briceno (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          W. LeBlanc6.05333603.511.1413.0
          N. Vincent1.00001003.861.252.0
          A. Colome1.01000103.681.302.5
          J. Nicasio (L, 1-5)1.01110115.851.33-3.5
          Total9.0744481---
          PITCHERSIP
          W. LeBlanc6.0
          N. Vincent1.0
          A. Colome1.0
          J. Nicasio (L, 1-5)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Heaney8.07330523.641.1319.5
          H. Robles0.11001104.091.52-1.5
          J. Alvarez0.20000103.161.290.5
          J. Johnson (W, 3-2)1.01001103.521.338.5
          Total10.0933282---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Heaney8.0
          H. Robles0.1
          J. Alvarez0.2
          J. Johnson (W, 3-2)1.0
          Total10.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 84-48, N. Vincent 16-8, A. Colome 20-11, J. Nicasio 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 6-5, A. Colome 1-1
          • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 25, N. Vincent 3, A. Colome 4, J. Nicasio 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Heaney (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 81-57, H. Robles 12-6, J. Alvarez 11-7, J. Johnson 17-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 11-6, J. Alvarez 1-0, J. Johnson 1-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 30, H. Robles 3, J. Alvarez 2, J. Johnson 4
          • 10TH INNING
            Calhoun homered to right center34
          • 8TH INNING
            Heredia singled to shallow right, Romine scored33
          • 7TH INNING
            Cruz homered to right center23
          • 5TH INNING
            Zunino homered to right13
          • 2ND INNING
            Fletcher hit sacrifice fly to center, Briceno scored, Calhoun to third03
            Calhoun doubled to deep right, Pujols and Kinsler scored, Briceno to third02
          • 10TH INNING
            • Jim Johnson relieved Jose Alvarez
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia grounded out to third
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Gordon singled to right
            • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gordon stole second, Gordon to third on catcher Briceno fielding error, Ball, Segura walked
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Gordon caught stealing, catcher to second to catcher Segura to second, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • J. Nicasio Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun homered to right center
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hansel Robles relieved Andrew Heaney
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz singled to left center
            • Denard Span ran for Nelson Cruz
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked, Span to second
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • Jose Alvarez relieved Hansel Robles
            • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Herrmann grounded out to first, Span to third, Seager to second
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Juan Nicasio relieved Alex Colome
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Simmons lined out to left
            • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
            • J. Briceno: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Briceno flied out to center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Zunino doubled to deep left
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel grounded out to second, Zunino to third
            • Andrew Romine ran for Mike Zunino
            • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to shallow right, Romine scored
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gordon singled to shallow left, Heredia to second
            • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
            • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chris Herrmann catching
            • Alex Colome relieved Nick Vincent
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ohtani lined out to second
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Upton singled to left
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Cruz homered to right center
            • K. Seager: Seager flied out to deep center
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Nick Vincent relieved Wade LeBlanc
            • J. Briceno: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Briceno walked
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Calhoun flied out to right
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Fletcher lined into double play second, Briceno out at first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Segura lined out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy lined out to left
            • M. Zunino: Zunino homered to right
            • B. Gamel: Gamel grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher singled to left center
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
            • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Upton flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Ball, Segura flied out to deep center
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Haniger grounded out to third
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons lined out to center
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
            • J. Briceno: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Briceno walked
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Heredia singled to center
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Heredia out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Trout reached on an infield single to third
            • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Upton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Trout out at second
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to first
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Healy lined out to center
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Zunino grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols doubled to left
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to third
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
            • J. Briceno: Briceno singled to shallow right, Pujols to third, Kinsler to second
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun doubled to deep right, Pujols and Kinsler scored, Briceno to third
            • D. Fletcher: Foul, Fletcher hit sacrifice fly to center, Briceno scored, Calhoun to third
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Gordon singled to shallow left
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Segura grounded into double play third to second to first, Gordon out at second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Haniger hit by pitch
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher flied out to deep center
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ohtani flied out to left
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)