Seattle wins series at Arizona
The Seattle Mariners won a road series Sunday, and still have life in the American League wild-card chase.
There'll be two wild-card entries in the A.L. playoffs, along with the top two teams in each division. The Mariners beat Arizona 7-3 Sunday, thanks to pitching and Donovan Walton's three RBIs, and enter Monday with a 21-25 record.
The Mariners have 14 games left in the 60-game season, including the next two against A.L. West Division-leading Oakland in a doubleheader starting at 2:10 p.m. Monday at T-Mobile Park. Marco Gonzales pitches for Seattle in the opener opposite Jesus Lazardo; pitchers to be determined take the mound in the nightcap opposite Oakland's Mike Minor.
The other current wild-card contenders are New York Yankees (26-21), Cleveland (26-21), along with four 20-win teams — Baltimore, Detroit, Kansas City and Los Angeles Angels.
Walton had a two-run double and Jose Marmolejos and Phillip Ervin added RBI doubles and all but one Seattle starter had at least one hit.
Justin Dunn (who had control issues with five walks in two innings) and six relievers combined to allow only three hits.
The Diamondbacks fell to 17-31.
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