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Mariners bounce forward of Blue Jays in wild card race with win over A’s


SEATTLE — Mitch Haniger hit his a hundredth dwelling run and third in two video games, and the Seattle Mariners pulled inside a half-game of the second AL wild card berth by beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday evening.

Tyler Anderson pitched 4 innings on two days’ relaxation for the Mariners, who received their team-record eleventh straight recreation over Oakland. The Mariners, 18 video games over .500 for the primary time since August 2018, has received 4 in a row and 9 of 10.

Seattle (88-70) is simply behind Boston (88-69) and simply forward of Toronto (87-70) within the wild card race, trailing the New York Yankees (90-67). The Mariners end their collection towards the A’s on Wednesday, then host the Los Angeles Angels for his or her ultimate three video games of the common season.

Seattle can be eradicated from the AL West race with another loss or one win by first-place Houston (92-65).

Oakland (85-73) is 3 1/2 video games again of the Purple Sox.

Haniger hit his third homer of the collection into the bullpen in left subject within the seventh inning after hitting two almost similar three-run pictures in Monday’s 13-4 wins. His 38 homers and 95 RBIs are profession highs, coming after he missed a lot of 2019 and all of 2020 on account of two operations.

Casey Sadler set the workforce report together with his twenty sixth straight scoreless look, getting the Mariners out of a jam within the fifth with two on. He pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout.

Anthony Misiewicz (5-5) and 4 relievers mixed to surrender one unearned run over 5 innings. Drew Steckenrider allowed a leadoff single within the ninth, then obtained three straight outs as he struck out two for his twelfth save in 15 probabilities.

No. 8 hitter Jake Fraley had a go-ahead two-run double towards Yusmeiro Petit (8-3) within the fourth, and No. 9 hitter Tom Murphy drove in a run for the Mariners of their fortieth comeback win.

Anderson, acquired as a fifth starter from Pittsburgh on the commerce deadline, gave up 9 runs and 9 hits in two-plus innings towards the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. The abbreviated outing made it potential for him to start out instead of struggling Yusei Kikuchi.

Anderson gave up two hits, together with a solo homer to Chad Pinder within the fourth. He threw 40 of his 46 pitches for strikes.

STREAKING

Sadler has pitched 25 straight scoreless innings, second solely to Shigetoshi Hasegawa’s 28 2/3 in 2003. ? Seattle’s earlier consecutive wins streaks had been set towards Kansas Metropolis in 1985 and the Baltimore in 2001.

ROSTER MOVE

The Mariners bolstered their bullpen for the playoff run by calling up RHP Matt Brash from Triple-A Tacoma on the identical day they chose him minor league system pitcher of the 12 months. The 23-year-old rookie would be the eleventh Mariners participant to make his debut this season when he makes his first look. Brash had a 2.31 ERA in 20 appearances at Class A Everett and Double-AA Arkansas with 142 strikeouts. He was a part of a mixed no-hitter, pitching the primary six innings, for Arkansas.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: OF Starling Marte (strained left lat) hung out within the batting cage Tuesday, supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned, however will not be but able to return to the lineup. Melvin mentioned he stays daily. ? INF Josh Harrison (strained quad) returned to the lineup.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas (13-9, 3.48) is 5-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 13 begins because the All-Star break.

Mariners: Rookie RHP Logan Gilbert (6-5, 4.83) will end off the collection. Seattle is 15-8 when he begins.

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