Cron's homer, two-run bloop lead Angels to 7-6 comeback win
SEATTLE (AP) C.J. Cron homered in the eighth inning and hit a two-run bloop single with the bases loaded in the ninth to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-6 comeback win against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
The Angels snapped a six-game losing streak despite being down four runs after six innings and trailing 6-3 going into the eighth.
Ketel Marte hit a three-run triple and Nelson Cruz and Chris Iannetta each hit solo home runs for the Mariners, who ended a three-game winning streak.
The Angels loaded the bases with one out against Seattle closer Steve Cishek (2-2) in the ninth, and Cron's short fly dropped in behind shortstop to score two runs.
Joe Smith (1-2) got out of a bases-loaded jam to pitch a scoreless eighth and earn the win, and Fernando Salas came on in the ninth for his first save.