Seattle Closes Season Rallying for 3-2 Win Over Oakland
SEATTLE (AP) — Seth Smith hit a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in their season finale on Sunday.
Smith's 12th homer of the season came off reliever Ryan Dull (1-2) and just eluded the leap of Sam Fuld in deep center field. Seattle avoided being swept in the final series of the season and finished at 76-86, 11 games worse than last season, when the Mariners were in playoff contention until the final day of the regular season.
Logan Kensing (2-1) pitched 1 2-3 innings for the victory. and Tom Wilhelmsen struck out the side in the ninth for his 13th save, a night after blowing a save opportunity.