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SEATTLE - Nick Franklin has been in the major leagues for less than a month but hes already starting to become one of the Seattle Mariners most-trusted hitters in crucial situations. Franklin delivered a two-run single off Oakland reliever Ryan Cook in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 7-5 win over the As on Saturday night. After a three-run home run from Raul Ibanez tied the game at 5-5 in the seventh inning, Brendan Ryan led off the eighth with a single off Cook (1-1) and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Endy Chavez reached with a bunt single to put runners at the corners and took second on indifference. Franklin then came through with the single to left field to score Ryan and Chavez to give the Mariners the lead. His three hits and three RBI matched career-highs and it was the first game-winning hit of his career. "He likes being up in those situations," manager Eric Wedge said. "I just like the way he plays so aggressively. He does it offensively. He does it defensively. He does it on the basepaths. I just think youre a better baseball player when you play with no fear and thats what weve seen from him so far." Yoervis Medina (2-2) worked 2 1-3 innings scoreless to close out the game. With the three hits against Oakland, Franklins average is up to .295 with seven doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games. His ability to hit in critical spots is something his teammates are already noticing as well. "For him to be able to stay calm in those situations and for him to be able to stay disciplined like that is huge," Ibanez said. "Hes a really heads-up player. He plays very, very mature. "Hes been very impressive." Franklin said he just tries to stay relaxed and not allow the pressure of the moment to get to him. "Im just trying to put something in play, give ourselves a chance to score anything," Franklin said. "Its better to put the ball in play than to have a swing and a miss trying to hit a long ball." In his first game back from the disabled list, Franklin Gutierrez homered to right-centre field in his first at-bat to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead. Following walks by Justin Smoak and Henry Blanco, Franklin came through with a two-out single to score Smoak and extend the lead to 2-0. Oakland got a run back in the third, on Eric Sogards sacrifice fly. The Mariners chased As starter Dan Straily from the game in the fourth inning. Straily lasted 3 1-3 innings — the shortest outing of his career — while allowing six hits and two runs. He walked three and struck out five. "He just didnt have a good release point today," As manager Bob Melvin said. "He was teetering from the beginning: it was what, six hits and three walks in just over three inning. He just had a rough start." Jed Lowries bases-loaded single scored a pair to give the As a 3-2 lead in the fifth. Oakland added on in the seventh inning. Lowrie doubled and the Mariners elected to intentionally walk Yoenis Cespedes. After a Brandon Moss struck out, Medina relieved and Josh Donaldson and Josh Reddick each singled in a run to give the As a 5-2 cushion. The lead didnt last long as Seattle rallied in bottom half of the inning. Ibanez delivered a three-run home run into the right field seats off Jerry Blevins to knot the game at 5-5. Aaron Harang went five innings allowing six hits and three runs for the Mariners. He walked two and struck out three. Notes: Gutierrez went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his first game since being activated from the 60-day disabled list. The team placed OF Mike Morse on the 15-day DL with a strained right quad and designated OF Eric Thames to make room for Gutierrez on the 40-man roster. ... Ibanez has just 10 hits this season off left-handed pitchers but five have been home runs. Hes batting .196 with five home runs and 11 RBI against lefties on the year. ... Mariners 3B Kyle Seager extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the seventh inning. ... 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There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me. Jordan 13 Cheap China . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. Who wants it the most? Thats what the six drivers still trying to get one of the last two spots in the championship race and to keep their title hopes intact should ask themselves before they strap into the race car for this final race before Homestead.Which two drivers transfer to the championship race will be predicated on many things: fuel mileage, tire wear, perfectly executed stops and, of course, the mechanical integrity of every piece making up the race car. But what weighs the most, in my opinion, is the desire and determination of those half-dozen drivers behind the wheel.Carl Edwards serves as the perfect example of this. Edwards came into last weekends race the furthest out mathematically from securing a spot at the Homestead final, and while it came down to several factors at Texas, front and center for me was watching Edwards empty the tank physically and mentally in the final 10 percent of the race with weather closing in and Joey Logano closing from the rear.Edwards demonstrated to perfection the adage, Save your best for when it matters most.Of the six, four are former champs.Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and last years champ, Kyle Busch. There is value in having won a championship. Its the value of knowing you will retire with a ring, which eliminates apprehension. Perhaps it eliminates the urgency.But that may not be a good thing.Take Jimmie Johnson, for example. He is waiting for whomever is capable of joining him and Edwards to square off for next weekends title race.Jimmie is the model of a great athlete that steps up in critical moments, as his six titles will attest.So this is that moment for Logano, but more specifically for Denny Hamlin, because he is nearly 10 years older than Logano.Logano is going to win a title; hes just too talented not to, and you could see the past three yeears that he has come of age.ddddddddddddIts been a linear graph from the lower left to upper right in terms of performance. But in full disclosure, Ive been saying the same thing about Hamlin for years. He is destined to win a title.Talent gets you to the door. Drive, determination, focus and desire are required to kick it open.The bottom lineIts the top of the ninth inning for these six drivers. You lose Sunday and you wait til next year. Among them, I believe Hamlin will be feeling the most pressure.He has above-level talent and has capitalized on it, winning 29 Cup races to date.Hamlin has won in every full season he has competed, 11 consecutive, and its a remarkable accomplishment. But it will be an incomplete career without a title. Incomplete because he has been worthy of a championship ever since entering the scene, finishing third in his first full season, being a legitimate title contender every season since.His strength is his qualifying; his weakness has been self-inflicted wounds (pit road penalties). Thats obvious. Whats not so obvious is the frame of mind he carries into the weekend.Can Hamlin simply make up his mind the same way Edwards did last week, or the way Harvick has the past few years when his back was against the wall?Every championship driver I can think of seemed to reach a threshold in his career where preparation converged with opportunity, and he capitalized. 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