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M’s shelled in season finale

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

Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
C.Young cf 3 1 1 2 0 1 .200
Choice cf-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278
S.Smith lf 5 2 3 1 0 0 .253
Donaldson 3b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .301
Wks pr-2b-cf 4 1 1 0 0 3 .111
Moss dh 2 0 1 1 0 1 .256
Vogt ph-dh 2 1 0 0 1 1 .252
Callaspo 2b-3b 3 1 1 1 2 0 .258
Reddick rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .226
Parrino ss 2 0 1 1 0 0 .118
D.Norris c-1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .246
Barton 1b 2 1 1 2 1 0 .269
K.Suzuki c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303
Sogard ss-2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .266
Totals 37 9 10 9 6 9
Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
B.Miller ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .265
Franklin 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .225
Seager 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .260
K.Morales dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .277
Ibanez lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242
A.Almonte lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Smoak 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .238
M.Saunders rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Zunino c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .214
Ackley cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .253
Totals 32 0 5 0 4 10
Oakland 040 040 001—9 10 0
Seattle 000 000 000—0 5 0

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.

Oakland IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Gray W, 5-3 5 3 0 0 3 8 2.67
J.Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.92
Figueroa 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 12.00
Otero 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 1.38
Cook 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.54
Balfour 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.59
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Ramirez L, 5-3 11/3 3 4 4 4 3 4.98
Noesi 3 4 4 4 1 2 6.59
LaFromboise 22/3 1 0 0 0 3 5.91
Capps 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.49
Wilhelmsen 1 2 1 1 1 1 4.12

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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