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  • Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12:  Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

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  • Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger follows through on a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger follows through on a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger (17) is greeted at the dugout by Dee Gordon, right, after Haniger hit a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger (17) is greeted at the dugout by Dee Gordon, right, after Haniger hit a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim strikes out against Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inningat Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim strikes out against Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inningat Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout watches his solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout watches his solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run off of Ryan Cook #46 of the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run off of Ryan Cook #46 of the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

  • Seattle Mariners left fielder Ben Gamel loses his glove after he jumped but failed to catch a solo home run hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Mariners left fielder Ben Gamel loses his glove after he jumped but failed to catch a solo home run hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout rounds the bases as Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon rests behind him after Trout hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. It was Trout’s second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout rounds the bases as Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon rests behind him after Trout hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. It was Trout’s second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rounds third after hitting a home run off of Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rounds third after hitting a home run off of Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12:  Ian Kinsler #3 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim greets Mike Trout #27 after his home run in the seventh inning off of Ryan Cook #46 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim greets Mike Trout #27 after his home run in the seventh inning off of Ryan Cook #46 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

  • SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners hits a home run off of Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

    SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners hits a home run off of Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

  • Fans in the stands watch as Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Fans in the stands watch as Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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SEATTLE — Mike Trout did everything he could to carry the Angels on Tuesday.

But a baseball team, as it turns out, is pretty heavy.

Trout couldn’t quite do it by himself, and the Angels lost 6-3 to the Seattle Mariners, despite Trout driving in all the runs with a pair of homers and making a spectacular run-saving catch.

Unfortunately for the Angels, four of their five pitchers gave up runs – including four homers – and the hitters besides Trout came up empty too often in the clutch.

Trout now has a major league-leading 23 homers. Trout, who also hit two homers on Monday, became the first Angels player to have consecutive multi-homer games since 2012.

It should have been no surprise he did it against the Mariners. He’s homered against the Mariners 31 times, his most against any opponent.

Both of his blasts in this game were on two-strike pitches.

In the fifth inning, he fell behind Mike Leake, 0-and-2, and then Leake threw a slider just below the knees, and Trout still golfed it just over the left-field fence.

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After the Mariners had retaken the lead at 4-1, Trout came up in the seventh, with two outs and Ian Kinsler at first. Kinsler stole second, which gave Mariners manager Scott Servais an excuse to intentionally walk Trout.

But Servais let Ryan Cook go after him. Cook threw a 2-and-2 changeup over the inner half of the plate, and Trout blasted it 412 feet, pulling the Angels within 4-3.

Trout also made a spectacular catch in center field, robbing Nelson Cruz of an extra-base hit and an RBI in the third inning.

It wasn’t such a great night for the rest of the Angels.

Jaime Barría got hit hard over his five innings, and he was fortunate to get out of the game withjust three runs allowed. The Mariners hit nine balls at 100 mph or harder against Barría. Two of them were homers by Mitch Haniger, a solo shot in the first and a two-run blast in the fifth.

The fifth-inning homer was preceded by catcher Martín Maldonado getting his glove in the path of David Freitas’ swing. Freitas was awarded first on catcher’s interference, and he scored on Haniger’s homer.

Three of the four relievers who followed Barría to the mound also gave up runs. Cam Bedrosian allowed a homer to Ryon Healy in the sixth. In the seventh, José Álvarez gave up hits to the first two batters he faced, resulting in a run. In the eighth, Healy hit a homer against Oliver Drake.

The offense, outside of Trout, also had some issues. The rest of the Angels combined for three hits, although they also hit a few balls hard that were right at fielders. Luis Valbuena had two of the hits, and he wasted one when he was thrown out at second trying to stretch his leadoff single in the sixth.

The Angels were 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, with Trout’s second homer being the only hit.

More to come on this story.

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