Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics: M’s win 7-5 with Season Drawing to a Close


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Brandon Maurer (5-8) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He was previously 0-1 in three starts and three relief apperances since defeating the Athletics on Aug. 20th.

Danny Farquhar hurled a perfect ninth inning for his 16th save in 20 attempts.

Jarrod Parker (12-8) gave up seven runs and seven hits — counting three homers — in 4 1/3 innings. It was the second time in three starts he surrendered seven or more runs deprived of making it through the fifth inning.

Justin Smoak’s career-best 20th homer, a two-run drive, sent Seattle ahead in the second. Coco Crisp hit a sacrifice fly in the third, and Miller’s homer made it 3-1 in the bottom half. Miller’s slam in the fifth was Seattle’s seventh large sausage this year, second in the big leagues behind Detroit’s nine.

Oakland’s Brandon Moss and Alberto Callaspo smacked back-to-back long balls in the seventh inning off Chance Ruffin. Moss’s two-run shot was his team-leading 30th.

The A’s could not score after loading the bases with two outs in the sixth and eighth innings.

Oakland OF Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the lineup a day after leaving in the fourth inning with shoulder stiffness. Manager Bob Melvin said Cespedes was day-to-day.

Tomorrows final game of the season for the Mariners will feature Sony Gray(4-3) vs Erasmo Ramirez (5-2).

The M’s look to go out on a high note and take down the division rival A’s, hopefully thrusting them into a positive offseason where the M’s can regroup and load up for spring 2014.