Robinson Cano hit two home runs, Taijuan Walker pitched six effective innings and the Seattle Mariners moved within one game of the second AL wild-card spot, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 Fri
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Lineup: Athletics (67-92) at Mariners (85-74)
- 1. Joey Wendle, 2B (L)
- 2. Stephen Vogt, DH (L)
- 3. Ryon Healy, 3B (R)
- 4. Khris Davis, LF (R)
- 5. Yonder Alonso, 1B (L)
- 6. Marcus Semien, SS (R)
- 7. Bruce Maxwell, C (L)
- 8. Jake Smolinski, CF (R)
- 9. Matt Olson, RF (L)
- SP: Raul Alcantara, RHP
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Mike Zunino delivered the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and Seattle held on for a 3-2 victory over the Athletics on Thursday night, keeping the M's on the edge of the AL wild-card hunt.
Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer
Mariners tied 1-1 with Oakland in sixth inning of pretty much a must-win game. After Baltimore beat Toronto, Seattle is currently down 2 1/2 games in wild card race and a loss tonight would mean they would have to go 3-0 and hope Blue Jays or O's go 0-3 rest of way to tie. Oh, and Tigers would have to lose some as well.
Kole Calhoun homered and the Los Angeles Angels held off a late rally from the Oakland Athletics to sweep the three-game series with an 8-6 win Wednesday.
Athletics @ Mariners
Safeco Field - Sat 10/1