After loss, Mariners finish 27-33
Seattle finished a 60-game season on Sunday that could only be deemed a success.
They went 27-33, although being in rebuilding mode, and young players such as Kyle Lewis, Evan White and Justus Sheffield established themselves as good big-league players. They still have more prospects coming up through the pipeline — including Jarred Kelenic — and winning records might follow.
American League West Division champ Oakland beat the Mariners 6-2. Jake Lamb hit a tiebreaking homer and Mark Canha added a two-run double. Frankie Montas struck out 13 in six innings.
Oakland (36-24) moves on to the A.L. playoffs.
Marco Gonzales went six innings, allowing six hits and two runs. The ace of the staff, he finished 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA.
J.P. Crawford had two more hits, giving him eight in the four-game series. He had an RBI single, as did Ty France.
Lewis finished with a .262 average and 11 home runs. He's a candidate for American League rookie of the year.
Veteran Kyle Seager led the team with 40 RBIs (and had nine homers). White and Dylan Moore had eight homers.
Rookies Sheffield (4-3, 3.58) and Justin Dunn (4-1, 4.34) proved to be capable starting pitchers alongside Gonzales and Yusei Kikuchi (2-4, 5.17).
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