Never Say Never: M’s Are Still In It After Edging Angels
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley homered against Jered Weaver, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Seattle remained two games back of Oakland for the second AL wild card. Seattle must win its final two and have Oakland lose its final two to force a one-game playoff on Monday in Seattle.
Morales and Saunders gave Hisashi Iwakuma (15-9) an early lead. Morales hit a leadoff homer in the second and Saunders had a two-run shot in the inning. It was the eighth homer of the year for both.
Ackley led off the fifth with a drive to the right-field seats.