Matthew Pouliot makes recommendations for final week adds and drops in the Strike Zone.

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The setup was perfect for the Seattle Mariners. Earlier in the day, both the Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals lost, opening the door for Seattle to move into a tie for the wild-card lead with a win over Houston.  That door slammed shut quickly though . Starting pitcher Chris Young didn’t have his best, and the Mariners offense offered little help against Dallas Keuchel as the Astros exploded to a 10-1 win.  The game was essentially decided in the first inning as Houston’s offense hit two of its five home runs. Strangely enough, the first inning output was one home run more than they’d hit as a team in their previous 12 games. Chris Carter smacked his 37th, a two-run shot, to end the drought and start the scoring. Alex Presley quickly followed with a two-run shot of his own making it 4-0. Matt Dominguez, Carlos Corporan and Jake Marisneck would all add home runs later, but by that point they were merely piling on. Though he didn’t hit a home run, Jose Altuve made a little more history of his own. With his 218th hit, he tied Rod Carew for the most hits by a second baseman since 1937. On the hill, Keuchel was never threatened for Houston. He allowed one run over eight innings to notch his team-best 12th victory. DODGERS BLOW BIG LEAD AT WRIGLEY:  After scoring six first-inning runs in support of Clayton Kershaw on Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers came out swinging again at Wrigley Field on Saturday. More specifically, Adrian Gonzalez came out swinging, connecting for a two-run homer in the first and a three-run homer in the third to open up a five-run lead.  However, unlike Friday, it wouldn’t last. The Cubs started chipping away and then struck for a four-run seventh against J.P. Howell.  Then, in the eighth, Chris Coghlan gave them their first lead with a two-run homer off Brian Wilson.  That would hold up as the difference in an 8-7 win .  With the loss, LA’s magic number to clinch the NL West remained at six. That was, until the San Diego Padres played the role of spoiler again,  knocking off San Francisco 3-2 at Petco .  OLIVER PEREZ RECORDS ARIZONA’S FIRST FOUR-STRIKEOUT INNING: The Diamondbacks and Rockies were among the first teams eliminated from playoff contention, but they’re still required to show up to work everyday and provide some background noise for the games with playoff implications.On Saturday, left-handed reliever did more than make some noise, he made franchise history by becoming the first Arizona pitcher to strikeout four batters in one inning.  It happened in the seventh. Perez struck out the second leading hitter in the National League, Justin Morneau, to start the inning. However, Morneau ended up reaching on a third strike wild pitch that set the wheels in motion. Perez then struck out Corey Dickerson, who had already tripled and homered in the game, followed by Michael McKenry and pinch-hitter Matt McBride. Four batters up, four batters down on strikeouts. Something not even Randy Johnson or Curt Schilling could do in an inning for Arizona. Though those guys didn’t often throw wild pitches. Colorado would go on to win the game 5-1 , giving them a 1 1/2 game advantage over Arizona for fourth place in the NL West. JETER PASSES A-ROD ON ALL-TIME RUNS LIST:  Derek Jeter only has eight games left in his stellar career, but there’s still plenty of time to move up a few more lists. On Saturday, Jeter officially passed former teammate Alex Rodriguez on the all-time runs scored list with No. 1,920.  After singling in the third inning for career hit No. 3,456, Jeter scored the milestone run on Brian McCann’s single to temporarily tie the game for New York.  They would go on to lose 6-3 , but Jeter added an RBI double to give him three consecutive multi-hit games on the homestand. It’s shaping up to be a fast and furious finish for the Yankees captain, but that should come as no surprise to those who have had the pleasure of watching him.   More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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Russell Martin once played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet with one mighty swing on Friday night, he managed to improve the postseason outlooks for both. With Pittsburgh trailing by two runs in the eighth, Martin muscled up and delivered an opposite field three-run homer off another former Dodger, Jonathan Broxton, which sent the raucous PNC Park crowd into a frenzy, and gave Pittsburgh its first lead of the game. Neither Broxton or the collapsing Brewers would recover. Pittsburgh tacked on an insurance run in the inning and then wrapped up a 4-2 victory .

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Tim Hudson had another rough start, costing the San Francisco Giants ground in the playoff chase and raising some big questions considering that his next scheduled start is against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. The Giants’ lead in the wild-card race is down to one game over Pittsburgh, but their magic number to clinch a wild-card spot dropped to four thanks to the Pirates’ 4-2 victory against Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 14-5 at the Chicago Cubs.

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Wilin Rosario is trying to end a disappointing season with a strong finish. He got off to a good start in the Colorado Rockies’ fight to stay out of the cellar. Rosario hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday night. Rosario finished with four hits to lift the Rockies into a fourth-place tie with Arizona in the NL West.

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Robbie Erlin was certain of two things after going four months between starts. Erlin pitched six strong innings as the San Diego Padres defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night. ”It was a solid, major league pitched game,” Padres manager Bud Black said. Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered as the Padres took three of four in the series.

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In this week’s Waiver Wired, D.J. Short rides the wave of the hot-hitting Nori Aoki and recommends some streaming options.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels felt right at home on Wednesday night. And that’s never good for the Padres.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Phillips has doubled with one out in the eighth inning for Cincinnati’s first hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta.

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The Padres have always valued Alexi Amarista’s defensive versatility. Amarista had three hits, including a two-run homer, to lead San Diego to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista’s two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) followed a walk to Jake Goebbert and put the Padres ahead 4-3. Amarista, who doubled in the second and singled in the fourth, fell a triple short of the cycle when he grounded out in the eighth.

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