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SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners slim chances of reaching the postseason took a hit Thursday night, despite their win over Oakland, but they head into a Friday game against the As with a remaining shred of hope. Cheap Padres Jerseys Authentic .Baltimores win over Toronto gave Seattle (85-74) even less room for error as the Mariners prepare to play their third-to-the-last game of the season trailing the Orioles and Blue Jays by two games in the American League wild-card race.We know we have to win, Seattle catcher Mike Zunino said Thursday night. Thats the thing. Theres only three left, and if we dont win our games now, nothing else matters.Seattle did its part Friday night, beating the As 3-2 despite a shaky ninth inning that saw Mariners closer Edwin Diaz give up three hits and a run before striking out the final two batters to wriggle out of it.Its tough, Diaz said of his ninth inning. I need to control my emotions and give the team a chance to make the playoffs. Were so close.The As (67-92) nearly staged a ninth-inning comeback even though theyre not playing for anything other than pride.It came down to situational at-bats, manager Bob Melvin said after the latest loss.Oakland will try to regroup behind Friday starter Raul Alcantara, while the Mariners will turn to 24-year-old Taijuan Walker in what could be their final meaningful game of the season.Seattle needs Toronto and/or Baltimore to lose Friday to still have a chance to win an outright wild-card berth, and the Mariners could be eliminated from playoff contention if they lose and both the Blue Jays and Orioles win. Further complicating things is a Detroit team that had a rainout Thursday and sits between Seattle and the co-leaders in the wild-card standings.The way we look at it, well play tomorrows game, and well try to win it and pray for a little help, Seattle manager Scott Servais said late Thursday night.The Mariners have their rotation lined up so that veterans Hisashi Iwakuma (Saturday) and Felix Hernandez (Sunday) will close out the season and could be on the mound for the biggest games of the season. But those two wont be a factor if Walker cant deliver on Friday night.The 24-year-old right-hander, having opened the season as the No. 2 starter in the rotation before struggling all the way to a stint in Triple-A, has pitched well over his past four starts after changing his mechanics. Hes 3-1 since getting shelled in a Sept. 3 loss to the Angels and will be on the mound for the biggest start of his young career Friday.The Mariners are also looking for more offense, particularly from the middle of their lineup. Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager went a combined 2-for-11 Thursday after carrying the team for most of the season. That group also has a chance to become Seattles first trio since Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Edgar Martinez in 1998 to record 30 home runs and 100 RBI in the same season. Cano is three RBI shy of 100, while Seager needs to drive in one more run to hit that mark. Wholesale Padres Jerseys .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. Cheap Padres Jerseys China . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. http://www.cheappadresjerseys.com/ . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season.Manchester Citys Sergio Aguero has topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings after scoring five goals in three games. The Argentine scored a hat-trick in Citys 3-0 win over Chelsea, netted against Newcastle and converted a penalty in Citys 4-0 win over Stoke. Matchdays 34 and 35 were combined for the latest Power Rankings, which saw league leaders Leicester maintain their seven-point advantage over Tottenham with three games remaining. Arsenals Alexis Sanchez scored in the Gunners 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and hit a double against West Brom to rise five places to No 2.Tottenhams Harry Kane netted twice against Stoke to keep his No 3 spot, while team-mate Dele Alli (No 6, up 15 places) also scored twice against the Potters.Andy Carrolls consistent form since his hat-trick heroics for West Ham against Arsenal saw him enter the top 10 for the first time this season at No 4 after scoring against Leicester and Watford. Harry Kane and Dele Alli both made the Power Rankings top 10 this week Liverpools Daniel Sturridge was the third English forward to occupy the top 10 at No 5, proving full fitness with three goals in three games against Bournemouth, Evertton and Newcastle. Cheap MLB Jerseys. Leicesters Jamie Vardy dropped out of the top 10 this week and slipped to No 3 in the season rankings behind Kane (No 2) and team-mate Riyad Mahrez (No 1). Vardy received a second yellow card for simulation against West Ham and missed the Foxes 4-0 win against Swansea on Super Sunday through suspension - in which Vardys replacement, Leonardo Ulloa (No 10, up 59 places), scored twice. Jamie Vardy (left) was sent off against West Ham The Power Rankings methodology reflects a players performance over the previous five weeks, with each preceding week worth fewer points. This means the Power Rankings reflect the in-form players of the moment.Below, we also present your clubs top points scorer and the cumulative seasons rankings.The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated each week during the season, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers... 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