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After coming back in September to catch the collapsing Angels, then securing a playoff spot with a one-game playoff victory, the Mariners' road to the 1995 postseason was an exciting one to say the least, but that was nothing compared to the series they would play with the Yankees.
After falling behind in the best-of-five series 2-0, the Mariners looked to be on their way to the offseason, but they battled back to take the next two games and force a decisive Game 5.
The Mariners trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but a solo home run by Ken Griffey, Jr, and a bases-loaded walk by Doug Strange later in the inning tied things up heading into the ninth.
Seattle turned things over to ace Randy Johnson, and he threw three scoreless innings before giving up an RBI single to Randy Velarde that put the pressure on the Mariners to score or go home.
With starting pitcher Jack McDowell on the mound for his third inning of relief, the Mariners opened the inning with back-to-back singles from Joey Cora and Griffey.
That brought up Edgar Martinez, and he drove a double to left field, bringing in Cora and a racing Griffey, who scored the winning run just ahead of the tag.
The play is largely credited with saving baseball in Seattle, and it remains the biggest moment in Mariners franchise history.