American League Game Summary - Oakland at Seattle|
(Sunday, September 29th)
Final Score: Oakland 9, Seattle 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seth Smith went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two
runs scored as the Oakland Athletics took a 9-0 win over the Seattle Mariners
in the final regular season game.
Chris Young and Daric Barton each drove in two runs for the AL West champion
Athletics (96-66), who will host Detroit on Friday when the Division Series
"It's definitely going to be a challenge, but we're looking forward to going
to the postseason and playing those guys," Oakland third baseman Josh
Donaldson said of facing the Tigers.
Sonny Gray (5-3) won his final three decisions of the season and gave up three
hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over five innings on Sunday.
Erasmo Ramirez (5-3) gave up four runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings to
take the loss for the Mariners (71-91), who finished in fourth place in the AL
"It was a tough year for us," Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager said. "We
obviously didn't do what we wanted to do."
Oakland jumped on top in the second inning as Young brought home two runs with
a single, Smith followed with an RBI double, and Brandon Moss later hit an RBI
double for a 4-0 lead.
The A's doubled their advantage in the fifth inning. Alberto Callaspo drove in
a run with the single and Josh Reddick doubled home a run. Barton's two run
single after Bobby LaFromboise took the mound gave the team an 8-0 lead.
Oakland added another run in the ninth on Andy Parrino's RBI double.
Seattle won 11 of the 19 games against Oakland this season ... Seattle went 0-
for-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base ... Oakland has
won the AL West the past two seasons.
09/29 21:03:39 ET