Sonny Gray threw five shutout innings in his final start before the playoffs, Oakland had a pair of four-run innings and the Athletics closed out the regular season with a 9-0 win over Seattle in Eric Wedge’s final game as Mariners manager.
Being that it is Fan Appreciation Night — a night when countless prizes are given out to the Mariner faithful — coupled with an average attendance that hovers around 13,000 for the month of September, the odds of taking home a gift are decent. And on top of winning something for yourself, you may just catch a Felix Hernandez gem.
Brendan Ryan ended one of the longest hitting slumps of his career with a timely two-run double. The Mariners shortstop felt even better after adding an RBI single two innings later.
Oakland’s Josh Donaldson and Nate Freiman each hit home runs in the first inning as the A’s scored four times. It all went downhill from there in a 7-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Brandon Moss hit a solo home run over the center-field fence with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night.
The last time Kendrys Morales hit a game-ending home run his celebration quickly turned into a nightmare. After hitting a pinch-hit three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-3 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Morales made sure he didn’t make the same mistake.
Joe Saunders won his ninth straight decision at Safeco Field, throwing 6 1-3 effective innings Sunday as the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1.
Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run shot in the sixth to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
Joe Saunders gave up seven hits, including five doubles, and Seattle managed just two runners over the final seven innings of a 6-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Felix Hernandez finally presented former Mariners catcher John Jaso with the perfect gift: a shiny Rolex for catching King Felix’s perfecto last August against the Rays. A clubhouse employee delivered the gold watch from Seattle’s side to the Oakland clubhouse for Jaso about 90 minutes before first pitch of the Mariners’ season-opening win.