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    When Seattle’s Edwin Diaz took the mound in a save situation Saturday night [url=]Authentic Bradley Chubb Jersey[/url] , it was the first time in 11 games he had such an opportunity.Such is the life of a closer.Despite some two-out drama, Diaz struck out the side in the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers for his 57th save, tying Bobby Thigpen of the 1990 Chicago White Sox for second on Major League Baseball’s season list.Article continues below ...After striking out the first two batters in the inning, the Rangers loaded the bases on an error, a hit batter and pinch-hitter Joey Gallo’s infield single. But Diaz fanned Jurickson Profar for the final out.“It’s an unbelievable number,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said of 57 saves. “It’s so hard to do that. All the one-run saves, the workload, staying focused all year long … it takes a special talent. It’s been really fun to watch him all year long. It’s a blessing to have him at the end of the bullpen. …“When the bell rings in the ninth inning, he’s ready to get it on.”In the Mariners’ previous 10 games, they won four times — three by blowouts and the other in 11 innings.That thwarted Diaz’s bid to reach Francisco Rodriguez’s major-league record of 62 saves set in 2008.“It’s been tough,” Diaz told “I want to pitch, I want to save games. I got used to seeing close games every night, now we’re winning by a lot. But that’s fine. It’s a long season. When they give me the ball, I’m ready to go.”It appeared Diaz might get a chance Friday night, when the Rangers rallied from a nine-run deficit to close within 9-6 in the eighth inning.While Diaz was warming up in the bullpen, the Mariners scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to nullify the save opportunity.“That’s fine. That’s part of the game,” Diaz said.