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Mariners walk Ohtani in 9th, hold off Angels to keep pace

Ty France homered, Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error and the streaking Mariners held off the Angels 6-5 to keep pace in the AL wild-card chase.
Credit: AP
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Paul Sewald, right, gestures toward the crowd as he forces out Los Angeles Angels' Jose Rojas at first to end the baseball game Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ty France homered, Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error and the streaking Seattle Mariners held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 to keep pace in the AL wild-card chase. 

Clinging to a one-run lead in the ninth inning, the Mariners made an unconventional move. 

They walked Shohei Ohtani intentionally with nobody on, putting the potential tying run on base with one out. 

Ohtani advanced to third on Phil Gosselin's double, and an intentional walk to Jared Walsh loaded the bases. 

Paul Sewald then struck out Jack Mayfield and retired Jose Rojas for his 11th save. 

The Mariners won their season-high sixth straight and remained two games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card.