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The Seattle Mariners are trying to stay on the fringe of the American 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 Joey Gallo 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 … ara-jersey , 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, 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. ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman’s tiebreaking home run moved the Atlanta Braves closer to first place – just in time for a little boost from the front office a day before the trade deadline.Freeman hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. also went deep and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Monday night to move a half-game behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East.Following the game, the Braves announced they had acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds for three players who had been with Triple-A Gwinnett: right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker.”It’s nice to be adding players instead of subtracting like we’ve done the last few years,” Freeman said.Before adding Duvall, the Braves acquired veteran relievers Brad Brach and Jonny Venters.With Brach making his Atlanta debut with a scoreless eighth, four relievers combined for four scoreless innings.”That was really big because they were under some duress Ferguson Jenkins Jersey ,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. ”… Anytime you add that depth to your bullpen, it’s going to help.”Brian Anderson’s two-run homer off Julio Teheran (8-7) in the first gave Miami a lead Wei-Yin Chen (3-8) couldn’t hold.The Braves pulled even in the second when Tyler Flowers walked, moved to third on Johan Camargo’s double and scored on Ender Inciarte’s fly ball. Camargo scored on Teheran’s two-out single up the middle.Freeman’s homer, his 18th, in the third gave Atlanta the lead . Flowers walked and scored from first on another double to left by Camargo.After J.T. Realmuto’s run-scoring double in the fifth cut Atlanta’s lead to 4-3, Acuna led off the bottom of the inning with his 10th homer , just over the reach of Magneuris Sierra in center field.A.J. Minter pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances.Chen’s road struggles continued as he allowed five runs in five innings.Chen has a 10.27 ERA in nine road starts. It’s a dramatic contrast to his 2.18 mark in eight home starts. According to figures from Elias Sports Bureau, the 8.09 gap between Chen’s home and road ERA was the highest for any pitcher in the majors with five or more home and road starts.”He just doesn’t seem the same on the road,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly. ”Again … lli-jersey , not sure why.”Teheran needed 98 pitches to pitch five innings. He allowed three runs on four hits and four walks.Brach, acquired from Baltimore on Sunday in exchange for international bonus pool allotment, made his Atlanta debut by giving up one hit in a scoreless eighth.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: LHP Sam Freeman was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with left shoulder inflammation. The move cleared a spot on the active roster for Brach.STAYING CLOSEAnderson said it was another case of the Marlins losing a competitive game.”We’ve done a really good job of battling in these games and fighting and keeping them close,” he said. ”… We’re getting to their starters, getting them out of the game and getting deep in the bullpen. We’ve just got to finish them off.”ALLARD COMING UPThe Braves will call up left-hander Kolby Allard to start Tuesday night’s game against Miami. It will be the major league debut for Allard, 20, a first-round pick in 2015 who was 6-4 with a 2.80 ERA for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.Snitker said the move will give his other starters an additional day of rest Ryan Rua Jersey , though Snitker wouldn’t commit to a strict six-man rotation. Left-hander Sean Newcomb threw a career-high 134 pitches while coming within one out of a no-hitter in Sunday’s 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.Snitker said Newcomb likely will need ”an extra day or two” before his next start.Newcomb apologized in a team meeting before the game for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager. The tweets resurfaced after Sunday’s game.ON DECKMarlins: RHP Dan Straily (4-4, 4.07 ERA) will look for his third win over Atlanta this season in Tuesday’s night’s game. He is 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in eight career starts against Atlanta, including 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA this season.Braves: Allard has a 2.96 ERA in 64 career minor league starts. He spent the full 2017 season with Double-A Mississippi, where he had a 3.18 ERA.—


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