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    League wild-card race and will get another chance to do so when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of their series on Tuesday at Safeco Field.Seattle won the first contest of this three-game series by edging the Orioles 2-1 Monday night. The Mariners got the winning run in the fifth on a Dee Gordon sacrifice fly that snapped a 1-1 tie and handed Baltimore its fourth straight loss.The Mariners came into Monday’s series six games behind the final wild-card spot Adam Engel Jersey , so they don’t have much room to play with as the season is in its final month. But they’ve been perfect against the Orioles in 2018, coming into this game with a 5-0 record.Article continues below ...Alex Cobb (4-15, 5.11) will start for Baltimore on Tuesday against Wade LeBlanc of Seattle. LeBlanc (8-3, 3.71) has been having a strong season while helping the Mariners remain in the playoff hunt.The second half of the season has been much kinder to Cobb. He had some problems with a blister and being able to grip the ball right in his last start, where the right-hander came away with a no-decision in a 10-5 victory over the Blue Jays even though he allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings.Cobb has a 2-4 career record with a 7.14 ERA versus Seattle.LeBlanc has changed from a relief pitcher back to a starter for the first time in several years this season, and it’s a move that’s paid off handsomely for the Mariners.He’s been effective in most of his starts and a pleasant surprise for Seattle this season. LeBlanc has a 1-2 career record with a 4.58 ERA versus Baltimore.The Mariners kept Nelson Cruz in the lineup Monday despite the former Oriole dealing with a sore ankle and struggling while running. He was pulled for a pinch-runner in the eighth.“It was pretty sore ,” Mariners manager Scott Servais told the media. “You’re not going to get Nelson out (of) the lineup, but it wasn’t pretty on the bases.”Josh Rogers (1-1) may be shut down for the season after his start for Baltimore on Monday night. He went 5 1/3 innings and gave up two runs in his second major league start and appearance with the Orioles — but the club doesn’t want to push him any harder.Also, for Baltimore, first baseman Chris Davis (illness) was pulled from the lineup before Monday’s game. He appears to be day-to-day.“He wants to play but he’s dragging,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the media. “(I’m) going to seize that opportunity to get a young player some at-bats.”The Orioles also made a few roster moves on Monday. They called up catcher Chance Sisco from Triple-A Norfolk. He’s been with Baltimore a few times this season but struggled badly at the plate, hitting only .158 in 68 games.Baltimore also brought up pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk. They’ve been converting him into a starter this season Lucas Giolito Jersey , and Yacabonis has pitched in seven games for the Orioles this season — making his third appearance in relief Monday with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.He’s now got an 0-2 record along with a 7.71 ERA. Yacabonis made 21 starts in Triple-A. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Kinsler headed home, trying to get his 200-pound frame to the plate with the go-ahead run before Cody Bellinger’s throw from center field.Bellinger caught Eduardo Nunez’s drive 275 feet from home for the second out of the 10th inning, planted his right foot and heaved.It was quite a play, keeping the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers tied at 1 in Game 3 of the World Series.Kinsler took about 10 strides to near the plate as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes realized the throw was up the third-base line and shuffled up past the batter’s box.Realizing a slide would not help, Kinsler veered to the infield side of the baseline and tried to go around the catcher, like a car trying to switch lanes to avoid a bottleneck. About 6 feet from the plate , Barnes caught the ball and tagged Kinsler in the midsection as the Boston runner tumbled past the plate without touching it.Bellinger had never before started a double play from the outfield in his big league career. The only other outfielder to throw out a runner at the plate in extra innings of a World Series game was Oakland’s Joe Rudi, according to STATS. Rudi cut down the New York Mets’ Bud Harrelson in Game 2 in 1973.The thrilling throw made up for Bellinger’s baserunning gaffe the previous inning.The NLCS MVP led off the ninth with a single against David Price. But Bellinger broke from first base too early when trying to steal second with one out and was caught by the left-hander and tagged out in a rundown.Price walked Yasmani Grandal and Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel came in and walked Chris Taylor only for Brian Dozier to foul out.