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Mariners Stay Afloat With 8-7 Win

September 25, 2002

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SEATTLE (AP) _ Down to their last few outs, the Seattle Mariners rallied to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Tuesday night, with Scott Podsednik’s RBI single giving them an 8-7 win over the Oakland Athletics.

A loss would have eliminated the Mariners from postseason contention. Instead, Podsednik’s two-out single capped a four-run comeback in the eighth inning and kept Seattle in the wild-card race.

The Athletics still lead the AL West by three games over Anaheim. Oakland’s magic number for clinching the division is two.

The defeat dropped the A’s behind the New York Yankees in the chase for home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. Both teams are 99-58, but the Yankees hold the tiebreaker.

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