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
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
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.
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