SEATTLE (AP) – Vernon Wells hit the Angels’ first homer in a week with a solo shot in the third inning, then hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh to give Los Angeles a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
The slumping Angels, having dropped seven of eight, started their longest road trip of the season with a comeback victory capped by a power surge.
The Angels were homerless in their previous 62 innings before Wells’ blast with two outs in the third.
In the seventh, after Jeff Mathis’ slide knocked the ball free from Seattle catcher Miguel Olivo to tie the game at 3, Wells drove a 2-1 pitch from Jason Vargas (4-4) out to deep left-center.
It was Wells’ 22nd career multihomer game and first since last September against Texas.
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