Luis Rengifo got two HR for the first time in his career

Luis Rengifo’s opportune bat continues to generate dividends for the Los Angeles Angels and continues to give them unforgettable moments.

On Friday, in the 8-7 victory against the Seattle Mariners, the Venezuelan hit a pair of home runs for the first time in his career and was decisive for the Californians.

Sensation Julio Rodriguez put the Mariners ahead with a solo home run in the first inning. But immediately Taylor Ward turned the score around by driving in two with a single to left field.

Luis Rengifo dispatched the first of his connections in the third inning, against left-hander Robbie Ray, to extend the Angels’ lead to 3-2.

Matt Duffy drove in a fourth streak for the Angels in that same inning with a line drive to center. From there everything was resolved by force.

A home run by Carlos Santana in the fourth inning added two to the Mariners’ tally. And in the next inning Mike Trout responded with a solo home run to keep his team up 5-3.

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The Mariners pulled one back in the top of the sixth on a hit by Sam Haggerty. And then Luis Rengifo appeared again to make a difference that could give Californians peace of mind.

In the bottom of the sixth, off a pitch from Matthew Festa, Rengifo hit the ball to left field and drove in three runs to make it 8-4.

Ty France and Carlos Santana also left for the Mariners. But that was not enough to dodge the setback.

Michael Lorenzen (7-6) got the win and Ryan Tepera (3) got the save, while Robbie Ray (12-10) took the loss.

Luis Rengifo went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and improved his average to .275. He also hit 13 homers so far this season.

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