MLB roundup: Mariners storm back for series-clinching win

Adam Frazier hit a two-out RBI double within the 9th inning and the visiting Seattle Mariners overcame an 8-1 deficit Saturday to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 and clinch their American League wild-card sequence.

The Mariners tied the second-biggest comeback in postseason historical past. The Philadelphia A’s overcame an eight-run deficit to win Game 4 of the 1929 World Series in opposition to the Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Sox escaped a seven-run hollow in Game 5 of the 2008 American League Championship Series in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays. It used to be additionally the largest street comeback in postseason historical past.

Seattle swept the best-of-three sequence regardless of two house runs and 4 RBIs through Toronto’s Teoscar Hernandez. Jordan Romano (0-1) allowed Cal Raleigh’s one-out double to arrange Frazier’s two-out double.

Andres Munoz (1-0) pitched round a stroll and a stolen base within the backside of the 8th. George Kirby pitched round a ninth-inning stroll to earn the save.

Seattle will face the Houston Astros within the American League Division Series, which starts Tuesday.

Phillies 2, Cardinals 0

Led through Bryce Harper and Aaron Nola, Philadelphia dispatched St. Louis to comb its National League wild-card sequence at the street and advance to the NL Division Series in opposition to the Atlanta Braves.

Harper hit a solo house run to end up the one offense Philadelphia would wish and Nola (1-0) threw 6 2/3 shutout innings for the victory. Zach Eflin escaped a ninth-inning jam to earn the save.

Nola allowed simply 4 hits whilst hanging out six batters and strolling one, proceeding a pattern that noticed him submit a 2.36 ERA in his six September begins.

For the Cardinals, their playoff removing ended the profession of Hall of Fame applicants Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina. Cardinals beginning pitcher Miles Mikolas (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out 3 and walked one.

Mets 7, Padres 3

Pete Alonso hit the tiebreaking homer within the 5th inning and factored right into a four-run 7th for host New York, which pressured a winner-take-all showdown in its National League wild-card sequence through beating the San Diego.

Francisco Lindor homered within the first and Brandon Nimmo had an RBI unmarried within the fourth for the Mets, who stranded seven runners over the primary 4 frames in opposition to Padres starter Blake Snell and Nick Martinez. Alonso homered to left on Martinez’s first pitch of the 5th.

Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed the 2 runs on 5 hits — together with a game-tying homer through Trent Grisham within the 3rd and a game-tying RBI unmarried through Profar within the 5th — and two walks whilst hanging out 8.

Guardians 1, Rays 0

Oscar Gonzalez belted a walk-off homer within the fifteenth inning as Cleveland swept the best-of-three American League wild-card sequence in opposition to visiting Tampa Bay.

Gonzalez’s leadoff homer to left box in opposition to former Cleveland megastar Corey Kluber (0-1) ended a sport that featured 16 pitchers and a postseason-record 39 strikeouts. Cleveland complex to a department sequence matchup in opposition to the AL East champion New York Yankees, starting subsequent Tuesday.

Sam Hentges (1-0) struck out six over 3 scoreless innings for the Guardians, who ended an eight-game postseason shedding streak with a 2-1 victory within the sequence opener on Friday. Tampa Bay dropped its 7th instantly sport total after scoring a complete of 9 runs all over that extend.

–Field Level Media

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