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Mike Leake gets three outs away from a perfect game as Mariners club Angels

One week after perhaps the most imperfect start of Mike Leake’s career, he flirted with perfection.

Leake retired the first 24 batters he faced, Daniel Vogelbach hit a pair of three-run homers and the Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 1o-0 on Friday night at T-Mobile Park.

They were the same Angels that seven days earlier had no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 win, with Leake giving up seven runs — four earned — in two-thirds of an inning, the shortest start of his 10-year big-league career.

So what happened this Friday? A turnaround that was hard to fathom, even if the perfect bid ended when Luis Rengifo hit a grounder through the right side to end the perfect game and no-hit bid.