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about our team. The competitive spirit. You know, how they went about things this entire year.Oaklan

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas right-hander Colby Lewis isnt exactly where he wants to be with his pitching as he tries to get ready for the postseason.Hes getting close though.Lewis (6-2), who missed two months with a strained right lat, makes his second start since coming off the disabled list Sunday when the Rangers close the series against Oakland and left-hander Ross Detwiler.Texas is closing in on the American League West title with a magic number of five despite their 11-2 loss to Oakland on Saturday. Theyll need a solid Lewis if theyre to have any success in the postseason.Lewis, the likely No. 3 starter in the playoffs, went 5 1/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles last week. Lewis allowed three runs on seven hits and threw 86 pitches. Getting built back up as far as his pitch count is Lewis priority now.I feel like theres still a little bit left that I need to tighten up, making sure its really just getting my pitch count back and not really worrying about my innings, Lewis said. I still think theyre going to be leery about me going out there and throwing a bunch of them. They want to make sure I stay nice and healthy and be ready for postseason. I think its that way with all the starters now. Theyre not going to let guys throw 120 pitches before they go out there for the playoffs.Lewis was on track for an All-Star caliber season before he got hurt as he opened the season 6-1 before the injury. Lewis said he cant think about what was lost for him because of the injury, and is instead looking forward to helping a club thats aiming for its fifth playoff trip since 2010.Since nothing has been sewn up yet though, Lewis isnt looking at his starts as tuneups for the postseason.Ive got to go out and make pitches and keep it tight, he said. It is what it is. I cant go out there and view myself as these are rehab starts. Were trying to win ballgames. Were trying to tie this thing up so we kind of relax a little bit, get the guys who need rest the rest needed before the postseason and move forward.For Lewis to be successful Sunday, hes going to have to do something few pitchers have been able to do recently -- stop Oakland third baseman Ryon Healy.The rookie went 1-for-4 on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to eight games. In those eight games, Healy is 16-for-33 with three home runs, four doubles, nine RBI and 10 runs scored.Hes faced tough pitching, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. Hes been around to where hes had to make adjustments now, and this is a guy going into spring training was probably behind some of the guys youve seen come up in September. Hes a very confident guy, and he wants to be there every day. He will have nothing to do with not starting a game. I can continually talk to him about his workload, and he doesnt even want to hear about it. Federico Fernandez Argentina Jersey . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Angel Di Maria Jersey . Just not the game. 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Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. SEATTLE -- The Oakland Athletics got to be spoilers and in the process saw some of their young players thrive playing in a charged, playoff atmosphere.Joey Wendle hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and the As ended the Seattle Mariners playoff hopes with a 9-8 victory on Saturday night.Bruce Maxwell opened the 10th with a double off closer Edwin Diaz (0-4), and Wendles fourth hit of the night scored pinch-runner Chad Pinder with the winning run.We talked about, before the series, that this was kind of our playoffs and the atmosphere would be different for these younger guys than anything theyve ever experienced before, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. To get this many contributions from so many guys on the roster today, and in particular some of the younger guys ... this is really going to serve them well in the future.The Mariners were hoping to take their playoff chances to the final day of the regular season for the second time in three years. After rallying for three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to tie it 8-8, the Mariners couldnt make game No. 162 count.Oakland got contributions throughout its lineup to ruin Seattles chances. Marcus Semien had four hits, including an RBI double in the eighth inning to put Oakland back ahead. Khris Davis hit his 42nd home run of the season and had an RBI double during Oaklands four-run third inning against Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma.But the standout was Wendle. Batting ninth in the order, Wendle scored twice, had three singles and capped his night with the winning double.It made it fun. As a player, you thrive in an environment like that, Wendle said. It was one of those games where you wanted to be up to the plate. I know there wasnt a guy in the dugout who didnt want to be up at the plate or didnt want the ball to be hit to them.Seattle had its chances late to push the AL wild card race to the final day as a four-team race. The Mariners rallied from 5-2 and 7-4 deficits to pull even at 7-all in the seventh inning after a two-run home run from Nelson Cruz, his 43rd of the season. Ben Gamels two-out single in the eighth scored Mike Frreeman to tie the game again.ddddddddddddeattle will lament missed opportunities in the eighth and ninth innings. Each time Seattle had the bases loaded with two outs and couldnt push across another run.Ive only been a Mariner for a year but I have to believe that will go down as one of the most memorable games in Mariners history, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Unfortunately, it didnt go our way. You know, cant say enough about our team. The competitive spirit. You know, how they went about things this entire year.Oakland also got a lucky bounce in the 10th. Gamel opened the bottom of the inning with a single, but Ryan Madson (6-7) recovered to jam Robinson Cano and force a weak groundout to third. Cruz hit a liner that bounced off Madsons leg and directly to first baseman Yonder Alonso for the second out and prevented Gamel from possibly scoring from second.Kyle Seager flew out to center field for the final out.SEATTLES DROUGHTThe Mariners last reached the postseason in 2001 when they tied the major league record with 116 wins in the regular season but were eliminated in the AL Championship Series by the New York Yankees.Seattle was well aware it needed a victory to stay alive in the wild-card race as highlights and updates of the other games were shown in the stadium throughout the early innings.STARTING ROLELost in the drama of all the late action was a shaky final performance by Iwakuma. After carrying the Mariners for stretches of the season, Iwakuma lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up five runs in his last start of the year.Oakland starter Jharel Cotton had allowed only two runs into the fifth before giving up Canos two-run homer that pulled Seattle within 5-4.UP NEXTAthletics: Left-hander Sean Manaea (6-9) closes out his rookie season on Sunday. Since coming off the disabled list in mid-September, Manaea is 1-0 with an 0.50 ERA in three starts.Mariners: Felix Hernandez (11-7) makes his final start of the year. Hernandez lost his last start against Houston. ' ' '

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