Mariners’ Leake lose perfect game try in 9th, blanks Angels

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SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-0 win Friday night.

The Angels hadnt come close to a hit and Leake hadnt gone to a three-ball count before Rengifo grounded a hit to right field on Leakes 79th pitch.

The fans gave Leake a standing ovation and he waved to acknowledge their cheers.

Leake (8-8) then retired the next three batters for a one-hitter, striking out Mike Trout on a full-count pitch to end it. Leake fanned six overall and walked one.

Leakes second career shutout came exactly a week after he was tagged by the Angels in his previous start, giving up seven runs on eight hits and a walk while getting just two outs. The Angels pitched a combined no-hitter that night in Anaheim while the entire club wore jerseys honoring late teammate Tyler Skaggs.

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