Calhoun, Trout homer late, Angels beat Mariners 6-3

SEATTLE (AP) Kole Calhoun has the same routine after every game: watch video of his at-bats. It doesn't matter if the Los Angeles Angels win or lose, or if Calhoun has a good night or bad.

So, after the right-fielder hit a game-clinching two-run homer in a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, Calhoun didn't celebrate. Instead, he sat in front of a video monitor.

What he saw in his eighth inning at-bat against Roenis Elias was pleasing.

''That's a good swing,'' Calhoun said with a smile. ''That's a good swing. Gotta keep doing that.''

Calhoun and Mike Trout hit late home runs to backstop a strong no-decision by Andrew Heaney, who struck out 10 but was chased by two home runs from Edwin Encarnacion. It was the sixth win in the last eight games for the Angels.

And like Calhoun, they seem to be finding their groove as the season rolls into June.

Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning to become the 18th player in major league history to hit 10 or more home runs in at least 19 seasons. And Cesar Puello doubled in David Fletcher in the third to give Heaney a 3-0 lead, before beating out slow roller for an infield hit in the eighth to set up Calhoun's two-run shot.

Heaney made that early lead stand up for five innings. At one point, he retired 10 straight batters. He also struck out four straight, including the Seattle side in the second. But Encarnacion did him in with a solo homer in the fourth to left field and a two-run shot in the sixth. Heaney got out of the inning with two straight strikeouts, but was replaced to start the seventh.

Encarnacion watched the ball sail toward the wall for a few seconds before starting his trot.

''You want to get more out of days like today than six innings and three runs,'' Heaney said. ''Obviously, in that situation in the game, that's not what I'm trying to do there with that 3-2 pitch. He capitalized on it.''

As he has his entire career. Encarnacion's 34th multi-homer game came a day after he sat out following a root canal and moved him past Jim Edmonds into 60th on the career homer list. He's five shy of 400.

''It's bothering me, yeah,'' Encarnacion said of the dental procedure, ''but when I swing like that I can feel nothing.''

Trout added an insurance run in the ninth inning with his 14th home run of the season, while three relievers helped the team hold on for the win. Cam Bedrosian (2-3) earned the victory in relief and Hansel Robles earned his seventh save. Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey and Robles each pitched one inning of relief with one strikeout.

The Mariners, conversely, were left with another bullpen loss. More concerning was the appearance by Elias, who got L.A. to hit into a double play in the eighth, but then gave up the home run to Calhoun. Elias had been one of the team's only consistent relievers.

''He was so good for us for such a big chunk of April and May,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''The last couple weeks he just hasn't been the same with his stuff.''

BRUCE RUMORS

Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce found himself in the familiar position of being the subject of trade rumors Saturday, one day after he hit his 300th career home run. Bruce was not in the lineup, but said he knows nothing more than what he's read on the internet about reports Philadelphia is interested in the 32-year-old, 10-year veteran. Bruce was held out of the game with Servais joking that he'd spent the night partying after becoming the eighth active player with 300 home runs and 300 doubles.

''I have no news honestly,'' Bruce said. ''I have nothing to speak on other than what's put out on the internet. Everyone probably knows that I'm available via trade. So that's still where we are honestly. I wouldn't try to fleece you guys.''

KIKUCHI'S DAY OFF

Seattle has decided to have Yusei Kikuchi skip his scheduled start Tuesday against Houston as part of the plan to strategically rest the Japanese lefthander during his rookie season. Seattle manager Scott Servais was not sure whether Kikuchi will miss a full turn or return somewhere earlier in the rotation. He also wasn't sure who would be called up to take Kikuchi's start.

Kikuchi has given up 10 hits in each of his last two starts, lasting just 3 1/3 innings in each loss.

''He got hit a little bit, you know,'' Servais said. ''Oakland was on him pretty good. Texas was on him pretty good the other day. But when his stuff is right, when he's locating the ball, he's really good. And we've seen a lot more good than bad.''

UP NEXT

Angels: Top pitching prospect LHP Jose Suarez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) has been called up and will make his major league debut Sunday, though manager Brad Ausmus had not decided Saturday whether that would be as a starter or in relief of an opener.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (5-5, 3.96 ERA) tries to stop the 0-5 streak he's been riding since starting the season 5-0.

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  • W: C. Bedrosian (2-3)L: B. Brennan (2-3)S: H. Robles (7)
  • HR: LAA - A. Pujols (10), M. Trout (14), K. Calhoun (12), SEA - E. Encarnacion 2 (15)
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M. Trout CF41211112.289.461.6001.0619.5
S. Ohtani DH40000124.238.323.345.6680.0
A. Pujols 1B41121104.229.307.440.7478.0
C. Puello LF41210112.533.5881.0001.5885.5
T. La Stella 3B50100003.300.360.517.8771.0
J. Lucroy C40000002.248.315.406.7210.0
K. Calhoun RF41221010.246.336.503.8397.5
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    M. Smith CF40100020.193.272.290.5610.0
    M. Haniger RF41100001.230.319.478.7982.0
    E. Encarnacion DH42232001.244.354.498.85213.0
    D. Santana LF40000031.264.328.463.791-1.5
    K. Seager 3B40100030.219.265.250.515-0.5
    T. Beckham 2B40000031.249.299.503.802-1.5
    T. Murphy C30100010.303.333.500.8332.5
    a- O. Narvaez PH10000001.285.360.462.8220.0
    D. Vogelbach 1B30100011.242.370.558.9280.5
    D. Moore SS30000012.207.303.362.665-0.5
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    • a-flied out for Murphy in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Fletcher (10), C. Puello
    • HR - M. Trout (14), A. Pujols (10), K. Calhoun (12)
    • RBI - M. Trout (35), A. Pujols 2 (28), C. Puello (6), K. Calhoun 2 (33)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Pujols 2 (12), C. Puello (4), K. Calhoun 2 (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher, A. Pujols 2 (2), C. Puello 2 (2), T. La Stella 3 (3), L. Rengifo
    BATTING
    • HR - E. Encarnacion 2 (15)
    • RBI - E. Encarnacion 3 (37)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana, O. Narvaez, D. Moore 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. Fletcher (5), M. Trout (7)
    • CS - L. Rengifo
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Murphy
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Seager-Beckham-Vogelbach)
    • E - D. Moore (4), T. Murphy (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Heaney6.053301024.090.7318.0
    C. Bedrosian (W, 2-3)1.01000103.081.229.5
    T. Buttrey (H, 12)1.00000101.231.023.5
    H. Robles (S, 7)1.01000204.101.0310.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Heaney6.0
    C. Bedrosian (W, 2-3)1.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 12)1.0
    H. Robles (S, 7)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Milone4.17322613.601.204.0
    C. Gearrin1.20000003.221.343.0
    B. Brennan (L, 2-3)1.01112103.191.13-5.5
    R. Elias1.02110014.181.460.0
    C. Bradford1.01111014.911.300.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Milone4.1
    C. Gearrin1.2
    B. Brennan (L, 2-3)1.0
    R. Elias1.0
    C. Bradford1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 92-65, C. Bedrosian 12-9, T. Buttrey 11-8, H. Robles 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bedrosian 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 23, C. Bedrosian 4, T. Buttrey 3, H. Robles 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - T. Milone
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 96-60, C. Gearrin 17-12, B. Brennan 28-15, R. Elias 18-11, C. Bradford 16-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 2-4, C. Gearrin 1-4, B. Brennan 1-1, R. Elias 2-1, C. Bradford 2-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Milone 21, C. Gearrin 5, B. Brennan 6, R. Elias 5, C. Bradford 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Trout CF41211112.289.461.6001.0619.5
    S. Ohtani DH40000124.238.323.345.6680.0
    A. Pujols 1B41121104.229.307.440.7478.0
    C. Puello LF41210112.533.5881.0001.5885.5
    T. La Stella 3B50100003.300.360.517.8771.0
    J. Lucroy C40000002.248.315.406.7210.0
    K. Calhoun RF41221010.246.336.503.8397.5
    L. Rengifo 2B40100021.219.306.301.607-1.0
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      M. Smith CF40100020.193.272.290.5610.0
      M. Haniger RF41100001.230.319.478.7982.0
      E. Encarnacion DH42232001.244.354.498.85213.0
      D. Santana LF40000031.264.328.463.791-1.5
      K. Seager 3B40100030.219.265.250.515-0.5
      T. Beckham 2B40000031.249.299.503.802-1.5
      T. Murphy C30100010.303.333.500.8332.5
      a- O. Narvaez PH10000001.285.360.462.8220.0
      D. Vogelbach 1B30100011.242.370.558.9280.5
      D. Moore SS30000012.207.303.362.665-0.5
      T. Milone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Brennan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-flied out for Murphy in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fletcher (10), C. Puello
      • HR - M. Trout (14), A. Pujols (10), K. Calhoun (12)
      • RBI - M. Trout (35), A. Pujols 2 (28), C. Puello (6), K. Calhoun 2 (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Pujols 2 (12), C. Puello (4), K. Calhoun 2 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher, A. Pujols 2 (2), C. Puello 2 (2), T. La Stella 3 (3), L. Rengifo
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Encarnacion 2 (15)
      • RBI - E. Encarnacion 3 (37)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana, O. Narvaez, D. Moore 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Fletcher (5), M. Trout (7)
      • CS - L. Rengifo
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Murphy
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Seager-Beckham-Vogelbach)
      • E - D. Moore (4), T. Murphy (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney6.053301024.090.7318.0
      C. Bedrosian (W, 2-3)1.01000103.081.229.5
      T. Buttrey (H, 12)1.00000101.231.023.5
      H. Robles (S, 7)1.01000204.101.0310.0
      Total9.07330142---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney6.0
      C. Bedrosian (W, 2-3)1.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 12)1.0
      H. Robles (S, 7)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Milone4.17322613.601.204.0
      C. Gearrin1.20000003.221.343.0
      B. Brennan (L, 2-3)1.01112103.191.13-5.5
      R. Elias1.02110014.181.460.0
      C. Bradford1.01111014.911.300.0
      Total9.01165573---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Milone4.1
      C. Gearrin1.2
      B. Brennan (L, 2-3)1.0
      R. Elias1.0
      C. Bradford1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 92-65, C. Bedrosian 12-9, T. Buttrey 11-8, H. Robles 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bedrosian 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 23, C. Bedrosian 4, T. Buttrey 3, H. Robles 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - T. Milone
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 96-60, C. Gearrin 17-12, B. Brennan 28-15, R. Elias 18-11, C. Bradford 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 2-4, C. Gearrin 1-4, B. Brennan 1-1, R. Elias 2-1, C. Bradford 2-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Milone 21, C. Gearrin 5, B. Brennan 6, R. Elias 5, C. Bradford 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Trout homered to left63
      • 8TH INNING
        Calhoun homered to center, Puello scored53
      • 6TH INNING
        Encarnacion homered to center, Haniger scored33
      • 4TH INNING
        Encarnacion homered to left31
      • 3RD INNING
        Puello doubled to left, Fletcher scored, Pujols to third30
      • 1ST INNING
        Pujols homered to left, Fletcher scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chasen Bradford relieved Roenis Elias
        • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout homered to left
        • S. Ohtani: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ohtani grounded out to first
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols popped out to second
        • C. Puello: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puello walked
        • T. La Stella: La Stella grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • K. Seager: Foul, Seager singled to center
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • Omar Narvaez hit for Tom Murphy
        • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Seager to second, Ball, Narvaez flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Brennan Pitching:
        • C. Puello: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Puello reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Roenis Elias relieved Brandon Brennan
        • T. La Stella: Ball, La Stella singled to right, Puello to second
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy grounded into double play third to second to first, Puello to third, La Stella out at second
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Calhoun homered to center, Puello scored
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike swinging, Rengifo safe at first on shortstop Moore fielding error
        • D. Fletcher: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • M. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Haniger lined out to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion fouled out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brandon Brennan relieved Cory Gearrin
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher popped out to second
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout walked
        • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout stole second, Ball, Ohtani walked
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pujols grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Andrew Heaney
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Vogelbach singled to deep right
        • D. Moore: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Gearrin Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, La Stella flied out to deep right
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy lined out to center
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith lined out to shortstop
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger singled to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion homered to center, Haniger scored
        • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Milone Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fletcher singled to right
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout singled to center, Fletcher to second
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • Cory Gearrin relieved Tommy Milone
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pujols fouled out to first
        • C. Puello: Puello grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham flied out to right
        • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy singled to center
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
        • D. Moore: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy stole second, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moore struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Milone Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy popped out to second
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rengifo reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • D. Fletcher: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rengifo caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Haniger flied out to deep center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion homered to left
        • D. Santana: Santana lined out to right
        • K. Seager: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Milone Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Foul on catcher Murphy dropped ball error, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Fletcher doubled to deep left
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ohtani lined out to left
        • A. Pujols: Pujols intentionally walked
        • C. Puello: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puello doubled to left, Fletcher scored, Pujols to third
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, La Stella grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Vogelbach flied out to left
        • D. Moore: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moore flied out to center
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Milone Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Foul, La Stella grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy flied out to left
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun singled to right
        • L. Rengifo: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Milone Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout lined out to third
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking, Fletcher stole second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols homered to left, Fletcher scored
        • C. Puello: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puello struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smith singled to right
        • M. Haniger: Haniger fouled out to first
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion popped out to shortstop
        • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)