Seattle started the day needing a win over the AL West champion plus an Oakland loss at Texas to force a one-game playoff on Monday for the AL’s second wild card. The Mariners did their part, but the A’s completed a 4-0 victory as Seattle was in the fifth inning and finished one game ahead of the Mariners.
Seattle lost its fourth straight thanks to another poor effort by a starting pitcher.
Brad Miller made perhaps his most significant contribution to the club’s postseason aspirations Monday night, hitting a tiebreaking, two-run triple and driving in three runs in a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
The Seattle Mariners begin their final homestand of the season with three versus the Houston Astros.
Kyle Seager and Corey Hart homered leading off the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday to win the three-game series between the AL playoff contenders.
Felix Hernandez has set the pace for a pitching staff that’s on a record pace not seen from an American League team in 40 years and is the reason that Seattle is playing meaningful baseball in August for the first time in seven years.
For all that Felix Hernandez has done in his career, pitching meaningful games in the final two months of the season has been a rarity
Hernandez (12-3) went eight innings, allowed one run, struck out eight and walked one in the Mariners 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday
The Mariners’ ace right-hander only allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings Wednesday night, but was outdueled by Corey Kluber as Cleveland beat Seattle 2-0
Robinson Cano and the rest of the position players appearing at the 2014 All-Star game will face some of the best pitching in recent years.