The Seattle Mariners needed to be winning like this 2 weeks ago. But alas, with a victory over the Angels, the Mariners need to win their last two games while the Oakland Atheletics lose theirs if they want to be in the postseason.
Dustin Ackley hit the eventual game-winning home run over the right field wall in the 5th inning, as Fernado Rodney turned the 9th inning into another nail-biter with a run scoring.
The A’s play Texas today. And unless they lose, the Mariners have no shot at the playoffs.
a-Struck out for Navarro, E in the 8th.
1-Ran for Kendrick, H in the 9th.
2B: Aybar (30, Rodney).
HR: Calhoun (17, 6th inning off Iwakuma, 0 on, 1 out), Trout (36, 6th inning off Iwakuma, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Trout 4; Calhoun 4; Pujols; Kendrick, H 2; Freese; Aybar 2.
RBI: Calhoun (58), Trout (111), Aybar (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boesch.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: O’Malley (2, 2nd base off Rodney/Zunino).FIELDING
DP: (Kendrick, H-Aybar-Pujols).
2B: Saunders, M (9, Weaver).
HR: Morales, K (8, 2nd inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out), Saunders, M (8, 2nd inning off Weaver, 1 on, 0 out), Ackley (14, 5th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ackley 4; Jackson, A; Taylor, C 2; Morales, K 5; Saunders, M 6; Morrison.
RBI: Morales, K (42), Saunders, M 2 (32), Ackley (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ackley; Jackson, A 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Jackson, A (20, 2nd base off Weaver/Iannetta), Taylor, C 2 (5, 2nd base off Weaver/Iannetta, 2nd base off Weaver/Iannetta).