Erick Aybar followed with a bunt, but it came right back to League. With catcher Jesus Montero yelling ''third'' League threw to try and get the lead runner, but his throw was wide of Alex Liddi and went bouncing down the left-field line allowing Bourjos to score the tying run and put runners and second and third with no outs. Kole Calhoun was intentionally walked to load the bases and Kendrick laced a liner past League and into center field for the winning runs.
It was League's third blown save in his last five chances dating to April 30 and all four of League's losses this season are blown saves. For now, League will remain Seattle's closer, manager Eric Wedge said.
''The (pitches) are up (and) I'm not getting ground balls. That's the bottom line,'' League said.
Scott Downs pitched the ninth to close out the comeback and earn his fourth save. Downs got help from Calhoun, who made a leaping catch on Brendan Ryan's liner to open the ninth inning. Downs then got a groundout from Michael Saunders and fly out by Liddi to close out the win. It was just the sixth save of the season for the Angels.
Jason Isringhausen (1-0) got the win pitching one inning of relief for the Angels.
The meltdown by League ruined a strong start from Beavan, who made just one mistake in seven innings. Beavan had allowed one baserunner to reach second before he ran into trouble in the sixth. John Hester led off with a single and Beavan missed on a 3-2 pitch to Maicer Izturis. He quickly got ahead of Pujols 0-2, but instead of throwing out of the strike zone, Beavan left a fastball up and on the outer half of the plate. Pujols' response was a 410-foot line drive into the seats in center field. It was his third homer in four games and followed his two-run shot in the first inning in Thursday's series opener.
''At time you need power to come back and Albert provided that and gave us a lift,'' Scioscia said. ''He's starting to come to life.''
Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer, had an RBI single and drove in all four runs for Seattle, but the Mariners missed numerous chances to capitalize on the wildness of Angels starter Ervin Santana early in the game. Santana walked seven, one off his career high.