Mariners win fifth straight

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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 05: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners doubles in three runs in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros on May 05, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, Cal. – Ketel Marte hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Sunday for their fifth straight win.

The Mariners remained 3 ½ games behind in the AL wild-card race.

Marte had three hits and Mike Zunino homered and doubled for Seattle.

Zunino doubled off Ryan Madson (5-5) to begin the ninth and pinch runner Ben Gamel moved up on a single by Leonys Martin. Marte followed with his go-ahead single.

Steve Cishek (3-6) pitched a scoreless eighth. Edwin Diaz closed for his 15th save.