Lyou Seattle Mariners won their 10th game in 11 dates on Wednesday and kept their options in the American League wild card race after beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2.
Ty France put the Mariners ahead with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and Abraham Toro raised the rent with his first home run since Aug. 31, a two-out hit in the eighth.
Seattle started the night half a game behind Boston in the fight for the second wild card and a game and a half behind New York in his bid to advance to the postseason for the first time in 20 years. The team rests on Thursday before receiving the Los Angeles Angels in his last series of a regular season.
The Mariners won their 12th straight game over the Athletics, the best streak of the franchise against a single team, and eliminated Oakland from the postseason fight after three consecutive seasons moving forward.
Seattle also delayed Houston’s coronation in the Western Division of the National League at least one day.
The dominican Diego Castillo (5-5) claimed victory with a one-inning work in which he gave up a hit and a run. Closer Drew Steckenrider made his 13th save with a perfect ninth. Andrew Chafin (2-4) took the loss.