Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Angels 6, Mariners 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols mimicked Fernando Rodney's celebratory bow-and-arrow routine as the Angels got to the Mariners closer for their latest comeback win.

Pujols hit a tying double off Rodney and Grant Green had a game-ending bases-loaded single that lifted Los Angeles to a 6-5 win Sunday.

"Rodney's one of the game's best, and that's a known fact," the Angels' Kole Calhoun said. "He's an All-Star and somebody that they're expecting to go out there every time and get the job done. But we've got one of the best offenses in the game, and we can put some runs up no matter who's out there."

Rodney, the former Angels and Rays closer, replaced Joe Beimel with one out in the eighth and retired the next two batters. He entered the ninth chasing his 200th save, but the Angels rallied for their majors-most 30th come-from-behind victory.

Mike Trout drew a leadoff walk and scored on Pujols' double. When the three-time NL MVP pulled into second base, he mimicked Rodney's bow-and-arrow routine.

"That's his thing," Pujols said. "I've known Rodney for 15 years, so we go way back. And every time I see him, I tell him I'm going to do that to him if I get a big hit against him."

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