September 30, 2013 in Sports

M’s shelled in season finale

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Eric Wedge gathered his team together one last time, thanked them for their effort and sent the Seattle Mariners into another offseason of change.

Yet again, the Mariners are seeking another manager.

“They’re the toughest part about leaving, that’s the sad part of it,” Wedge said. “I just wanted to get in front of them and thank them and wish them good luck and tell them I really appreciated all their efforts.”

Another losing season for the Mariners concluded Sunday with a listless 9-0 loss to A.L. West champion Oakland. While the Athletics were getting ready for the A.L. Division Series, the Mariners were headed into an offseason in which they’ll be seeking a third manager in the tenure of general manager Jack Zduriencik knowing that Wedge left because of disagreements with the front office.

Seattle finished 71-91 and went a 12th straight season without the making the playoffs. Wedge announced on Friday he would not return, citing a difference of opinion between him and the Mariners’ front office: CEO Howard Lincoln, President Chuck Armstrong and Zduriencik.

Seattle were 213-273 under Wedge.

Athletics 9, Mariners 0

C.Young cf 311201.200
Choice cf-rf 200000.278
S.Smith lf 523100.253
Donaldson 3b 000010.301
Wks pr-2b-cf 411003.111
Moss dh 201101.256
Vogt ph-dh 210011.252
Callaspo 2b-3b 311120.258
Reddick rf 311101.226
Parrino ss 201100.118
D.Norris c-1b 410011.246
Barton 1b 211210.269
K.Suzuki c 100000.303
Sogard ss-2b 400001.266
Totals 37910969
B.Miller ss 402001.265
Franklin 2b 300012.225
Seager 3b 301010.260
K.Morales dh 300011.277
Ibanez lf 400002.242
A.Almonte lf 000000.264
Smoak 1b 301011.238
M.Saunders rf 400001.236
Zunino c 400001.214
Ackley cf 401001.253
Totals 32050410
Oakland 040040001—9100
Seattle 000000000—050

LOB—Oakland 7, Seattle 9. 2B—S.Smith 2 (27), Moss (23), Reddick (19), Parrino (2). RBIs—C.Young 2 (40), S.Smith (40), Moss (87), Callaspo (58), Reddick (56), Parrino (1), Barton 2 (16). RLSP—Oakland 5, Seattle 4. RMU—Sogard, Seager, K.Morales.

Gray W, 5-3 5300382.67
J.Chavez 1000023.92
Figueroa 2/31000012.00
Otero 1/3000001.38
Cook 1000102.54
Balfour 1100002.59
Ramirez L, 5-3 11/3344434.98
Noesi 3444126.59
LaFromboise 22/3100035.91
Capps 1000005.49
Wilhelmsen 1211114.12

IR-S—Otero 1-0, Noesi 1-1, LaFromboise 2-2. WP—Wilhelmsen. T—3:08. A—17,081 (47,476).

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