The Angels on Friday entered their first action since the all-star break having won five consecutive games, 10 of 11 and 12 of 14. Often a manager doesn’t want a rest during such a run. But Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said the four days off were welcome.

“It’s a good thing,” Scioscia said ahead of his team’s series-opener with the Seattle Mariners. “Our guys needed a break. That last series in Texas, we played well. Our guys were, I think, really fatigued after that series so it’s good for them to catch their breath.”

On a night when the Angels and San Diego agreed on a six-player trade that would bring Padres closer Huston Street to Anaheim, the Angels continued their surge by defeating the Mariners 3-2 in 16 innings before 42,517 at Angel Stadium.

The game ended when pinch-hitter Efren Navarro singled home Mike Trout with the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 16th. Trout was aboard via his 100th career double.

The game took five hours and 14 minutes. It was the 21st time in club history the Angels have played at least 16 innings.

The Angels (58-37) kept pace with the first-place Oakland A’s and remained 1 1/2 games behind them in the AL West. The third-place Mariners (51-45) fell nine games off the pace.

Hector Santiago (2-7) picked up the victory with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Dominic Leone (2-2), who gave up the hit to Navarro, took the loss.