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    June 26, 2019 1:22 AM PDT

    HOUSTON -- Another home loss by the Houston Astros on Monday night delivered a crushing blow to their already slim playoff hopes. LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey .Robinson Cano hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Astros 4-3.Houston scored two runs in the ninth, but then Cano sent a slider from Luke Gregerson (4-3) into the second deck in right field to win.The victory moves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card and drops Houston, which has lost four of five, to 3 1/2 games back in the race.Were just not executing at the most critical times, manager A.J. Hinch said. But were going to keep fighting these last five games and see where it takes us. But certainly, its disappointing.Drew Storen (4-3) pitched a perfect 10th for the win. Nick Vincent allowed consecutive singles to Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa before retiring the next two batters for his third save.Cano doubled in the first inning and his home run in the third made it 2-0. Hes been great against the Astros this season with eight homers, four doubles and 22 RBI in 17 games.We didnt control Cano at all -- difficult way to go against them, Hinch said.Houston won five of six games on a road trip before returning home to drop three of four to the Angels before Mondays loss.Were doing the best that we can to salvage what we can and fight through this and get as many wins as we can, Hinch said. Were just having a hard time getting those wins in the last four or five games.Houston starter Collin McHugh yielded six hits, two runs and struck out six in seven innings.Despite their recent struggles, the Astros are still holding out hope.Theres no doubt that we need help, McHugh said. We need some other teams to beat some other teams and we need to win the rest of them. ... Weve got five more games to give ourselves a fighting chance.The Astros trailed 3-1 entering the ninth when George Springer singled off Edwin Diaz with no outs before advancing to third on a single by Marwin Gonzalez. Altuve grounded into a force out that left Gonzalez out at second and scored Springer to get Houston within 3-2.Altuve stole second base before the Astros tied it on an RBI single by Correa.Evan Gattis followed with a single to leave Correa at third, but Diaz retired the next two batters to send it to the 10th.Mariners went up 1-0 when Seth Smith scored on a groundout by Nelson Cruz in the first.Cano made it 2-0 when he homered into the bullpen in right-center field with one out in the third.The Astros hadnt had a baserunner since the second inning when Jake Marisnick drew a walk with one out in the sixth inning. The Astros cut the lead to 2-1 on an RBI double by Gonzalez with two outs. Altuve singled after that, but Gonzalez was thrown out at home on the play to end the inning.The Mariners added a run in the ninth inning when Ben Gamel bunted and reliever James Hoyt badly overthrew first base for an error that allowed Ketel Marte to score from first. The play elicited a smattering of boos from the sparse crowd.Hisashi Iwakuma allowed four hits and one run in six innings to bounce back after allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings in his last start.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: OF Colby Rasmus is done for the season because of a hip and groin injury. Rasmus, who hasnt played since Sept. 18, will seek a second opinion on his injury. ... Houston RHP Lance McCullers, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with an elbow strain, has left Houston and will continue his rehabilitation at the teams spring training facility in Florida. Hinch said hell throw live batting practice there before they decide his next step.UP NEXTMariners: Felix Hernandez (11-6, 3.61) will start for Seattle on Tuesday. Hernandez will pitch in Houston for the first time since June 12, 2015 when he allowed five hits and eight runs in 1/3 inning of a 10-0 loss, tying the shortest start of his career.Astros: Mike Fiers (11-8, 4.50) is scheduled to start for the Astros on Tuesday. Fiers allowed four hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings of a 2-0 loss to the Angels in his last start. Lance Alworth Jersey . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Antonio Gates Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. ;. Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. .jumper {display:none !important;} .main-blurb-byline span {display:none !important;} .main-blurb-byline .bylinetext {display:none !important;} Don Morley/Getty ImagesAmong the GreatsPalmer began his PGA Tour career in 1949, perfectly timed for the television age, and he quickly became golfs first true great. His results on the course, including total victories, support his status as one of the greatest pro golfers of all time.MOST CAREER WINS, PGA HISTORYStephen Munday/AllsportA Look BackMany of Palmers tour victories came during a 10-year period from the mid-50s to the mid-60s, and all his majors wins -- four Masters, two British Opens and one U.S. Open -- came during this stretch.PALMERS CAREER TOTALSAP PhotoPalmers PeakWith apologies to Tigers Slam, Palmer arguably had the most dominant run in pro golf history from 1960-63. Compared to the best four-year periods on the PGA Tour by Nicklaus and Woods, Palmer outdistances them in events played, top-10 finishes and wins.BEST FOUR-YEAR SPANSAugusta National/Getty ImagesMayor of AugustaPalmers legacy was largely built with wins at Augusta National, where he became the first four-time Masters winner in 1964. While Nicklaus later collected more Masters wins and Woods tied him, it helps to look at Palmers near-misses in order to truly understand his run of dominance in the tournament.MASTERS FINISHES, 1958-67Transcendental Graphics/Getty ImagesOn the MoneyDespite his historic performance on the golf course, very little of Palmers $675 million net worth came from PGA Tour winnings. Philip Rivers Jersey. In fact, he earned almost exactly as much later on the Champions Tour as he did in his peak playing days. But Palmer parlayed his popularity as a golfer into a second career in the business world, designing golf courses and becoming a pitchman for everything from luxury watches to beverages.PALMERS EMPIREAP PhotoIn His Own WordsGolf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.What other people may find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive.If youre in trouble, 80 percent of the time theres a way out.One thing Ive learned over time is, if you hit a golf ball into water, it wont float.I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyones game. Its called an eraser.Key numbers57:25:42Time in hours, minutes and seconds for an around-the-world flight he piloted in 1976 that set a speed record. Palmer was an accomplished aviator.$184,065Palmers biggest yearly earnings in a PGA campaign, from 1967. He won four events and had four second-place finishes that year.13Different streets in the United States named after him.7Majors victories in his PGA career, tied with several golfers for the seventh-best total of all time.Infographic by Paul Wallen. Additional reporting by Ben Arledge. Illustration by Yann Dolan. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '