Oakland Walks Away with It in the 10th
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tie-breaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney (1-6) came on in the 10th and walked Coco Crisp to open the inning. After Crisp advanced to second on a sacrifice, Rodney intentionally walked Josh Donaldson and then Alberto Callaspo drew another walk to load the bases.
Rodney struck out Brandon Moss looking before walking Lowrie on four pitches to force in the go-ahead run.
Luke Gregerson (5-1) pitched a perfect ninth to earn the win, and Sean Doolittle, reinstated from the disabled list one day earlier, pitched the 10th for his 21st save as Oakland remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City for the American League's first wild card.