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SEATTLE - Manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to make the point clear to his team: Playing a meaningful 161st game of the season is an accomplishment. Panthers Jerseys 2020 .Whether No. 162 will have any significance will depend on how much help the Seattle Mariners get from other teams.I like where we are, McClendon said. I wish we were a little closer, but well see what happens.Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley homered against Jered Weaver, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.Seattle remained two games back of Oakland for the second AL wild card. Seattle must win its final two and have Oakland lose its final two to force a one-game playoff on Monday in Seattle.Its awesome to know were at game 161 and were still in it, Ackley said. We couldnt ask for much more especially with how we played the last five or six games not getting many wins, and to still be in it is pretty awesome.Morales and Saunders gave Hisashi Iwakuma (15-9) an early lead. Morales hit a leadoff homer in the second and Logan Morrison followed with a base hit to centre before Saunders connected for his eighth homer.Ackley led off the fifth with a drive to the right-field seats.Iwakuma staggered through his past six starts, giving up at least three earned runs in each one and failing to pitch beyond the fifth four times. He rediscovered his form from earlier in the season, shutting out the Angels for the first five innings.Los Angeles finally got to Iwakuma in the sixth when Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout hit back-to-back homers.Iwakuma started the seventh but left with one out and a 3-2 count on David Freese after grimacing throwing a pitch and being visited by a trainer.I needed to do my job and come out with a quality start and I was able to do that, Iwakuma said through an interpreter.The Angels tried to rally in the ninth. Erick Aybars RBI double off Fernando Rodney cut the lead to 4-3, but the closer retired Freese and Brennan Boesch to complete his 48th save.The Angels main goal for the weekend was accomplished before first pitch. They locked up home-field advantage throughout the post-season when Baltimore lost 4-2 to Toronto.Weaver (18-9) made his first start since being slowed by the flu and pitched six innings. Manager Mike Scioscia was hoping to get him enough work to be ready for the post-season, but Weaver allowed three or more homers for the eighth time in his career. Weaver set a new career high with 27 home runs allowed this season.TROUTS TIMEIt was Trouts 36th homer of the season and No. 98 for his career, putting him in a tie with Frank Robinson for the fifth-most homers in baseball history before age 23.Trout added a leaping catch of Morales line drive in the eighth. Running to his left, Trout slightly overran the liner and reached behind his head as he jumped to make the catch.I put the glove where I thought the ball was going to be, Trout said. You tell yourself to try to catch everything. I tried to give myself a chance and I caught it.IWAKUMAS MARKSIwakuma set a career high with his 15th win despite missing the first month of the season. He also became the fifth Japanese-born pitcher to win 15 games in a season.TRAINERS ROOM:Angels: OF Josh Hamilton is not expected to play in the final series of the regular season. The Angels were hopeful he could make it back before the start of the post-season but hes not expected to swing a bat until Saturday. ... RHP Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played catch at 150 feet on Friday and could be throwing off a mound next week.Mariners: Iwakuma was bothered by a sore back and groin in his previous starts. He was pulled for precautionary reasons and checked out fine, the team announced.UP NEXT:Angels: LHP C.J. Wilson (13-10) makes his final start of the regular season and possibly final pitch to be in the rotation for the ALDS. Wilson didnt make it out of the first inning in his last start against Oakland.Mariners: LHP James Paxton (6-4) struggled last time out in Toronto. He gave up eight earned runs and walked six batters. Custom Florida Panthers Jerseys .com) - The Carolina Panthers won for the first time in seven games last week, were without Cam Newton due to a car accident this week, but somehow sit atop the much-maligned NFC South. Cheap Panthers Jerseys . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning.CLEVELAND - David Blatt likened his first NBA exhibition game to a one-on-one matchup in the backyard.A family affair.If youve got a brother and you go to play outside, youre dying to beat him, Clevelands rookie coach said. But if you do, you feel (bad). There was no way to really win that game.LeBron James scored 12 points before resting in the second half and the Cavaliers gave Blatt an emotional win over his former team, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv 107-80 on Sunday night.For Blatt, the matchup with Maccabi, a club he coached for six seasons and led to several championships, was a challenge from the start.I was nervous before the game, but not because it was the first time I coached in the NBA, he said. I was playing against my friends.The Cavs wore down the defending Euroleague champions, who were within 15 at halftime but couldnt stay with a team expected to contend a€” if not win a€” an NBA title this season.Following the game, Blatt hugged his former players and Maccabis coaching staff, a group he considers his brothers.James, who rested his iffy back as a precaution, sensed how much the game meant to Blatt.He was very nervous, excited, uptight a€” and rightfully so, James said. He has a lot of ties to that team, a lot of ties to that community, that city, that country and his first real game is against his former team. So I dont know how much he slept last night.James is being smart with his back. He was kept out of a practice Friday, and after discussing things with Blatt, decided to sit out the second half. The superstar spent the last 24 minutes on the bench watching his teammates pull away from one Europes best squads.Kyrie Irving added 16 points and Kevin Love 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who held a 64-36 rebounding advantage.Sylvan Landesberg scored 23 and Jeremy Pargo 18 for Maccabi.Blatts focus is on getting the Cavs ready for their Oct. 30 season opener against the New York Knicks. Theres work to be done.Clevelands ball movement was fluid from the start as players unselfishly made the extra pass hoping to get a better look at the basket. Stitched Panthers Jerseys. But there were some uncertain moments offensively as well as the Cavs get better acquainted with each other.Defensively, there are some issues.Maccabis players, running a system Blatt taught them, were able to get easy baskets in the first half. Landesberg, who played at Virginia, scored 12 in the opening half and Alex Tyus added 10.Cleveland made an adjustment at halftime and the defence was much closer to Blatts high standards in the second half.The Cavs showed some of the new weaponry that will make them so difficult to defend.On a baseline inbounds play late in the first half, James alertly passed the ball up top to Love, who knocked down a 3-pointer. Love, not known for his defence, then drew a charging foul as the Cavs took a 59-44 halftime lead.With James on the bench a€” Shawn Marion started for him in the second half a€” the Cavs outscored Maccabi 28-16 in the third quarter. Dion Waiters had 12 in the period.Blatts arrival in Cleveland was met with some skepticism as to whether he would be able to adjust to the NBA, its players and handle the pressure to win a€” especially with James being back.But Pargo, who played one season for the Cavs, said Cleveland is in good hands.He doesnt look at you like coach to player or you are beneath him, Pargo said. He looks at you as a man and he talks to you. Thats one of the greatest things about him. And from a coaching standpoint, he has ways of managing personalities and managing games. Hes unbelievable. Hell be very successful in the situation hes in.Before tip-off, several dozen protesters, many of them waving Palestine flags, gathered outside Quicken Loans Arena to object to the Israeli teams visit.Holding signs that read: Hold Israel Accountable and Boycott Israel, the protesters peacefully chanted behind barricades set up across the street from the downtown arena. Cleveland police, including several on mounted horseback, kept a watchful eye as fans made their way into the building. ' ' '
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