Mariners defeat Athletics, inch closer to wild-card spot

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday to move closer to securing a wild-card spot in the playoffs.

Previously, the Mariners beat the Athletics 4-3 on Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. With those wins, Seattle took three of four games in the series.

“I think it’s been preached this rebuild so much, but I mean we’re right there on the edge of this thing,” said Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager.

This was the first time the Mariners (54-46) are eight games over .500 since April 2019. They improved to 23-8 in one-run games.

One of the players noted that their solid team is key to their improvement.

“We’ve got a good group that really sticks together and it’s different guys every day,” said pitcher Marco Gonzales.

 
Seattle Mariners

 

The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League West division. (wikipedia)

 
 
Oakland Athletics

 

The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A’s, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. (wikipedia)

 
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