NEW YORK — led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Mets 8-7 on Saturday night to extend their small lead in the AL West.
Crawford hit the second pitch from Adam Ottavino (1-5) into the right-field seats for the Mariners, who squandered a four-run lead but still improved to 39-16 since July 1 — the best record in the majors during that span.
Seattle moved a game ahead of second-place Houston, which lost 5-4 to the New York Yankees.
Justin Topa (5-4) got the final four outs for Seattle. He gave up
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