September 27, 2011
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Oakland Athletics’ Josh Willingham, right, is followed back to the dugout by Hideki Matsui, center, and Coco Crisp after Willingham’s three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle.

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Oakland Athletics’ Coco Crisp, right, slides safely into second base on a stolen base as Seattle Mariners shortstop Luis Rodriguez turns to tag in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle.

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Oakland Athletics’ Josh Willingham watches his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Blake Beavan throws to the Oakland Athletics in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners shorststop Luis Rodriguez throws to first on a grounder from Oakland Athletics’ Hideki Matsui in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle. Matsui was out.

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Oakland Athletics’ Hideki Matsui singles against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle.

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Oakland Athletics’ Scott Sizemore hits a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki races to first on an infield grounder against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle. Suzuki was out on the play.

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Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki returns the ball to the mound as Seattle Mariners’ Dustin Ackley walks back to the dugout after striking out in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Seattle. Oakland won 7-0.