Seattle Mariners (83-69, second in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-70, third in the AL West)Oakland, California; Thursday, 3:37 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (7-9, 4.27 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 160 strikeouts) Athletics: Chris Bassitt (12-4, 3.22 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 154 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -157, Mariners +136; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will take on the Athletics Thursday.The Athletics are 40-37 in home games in 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais has said the Mariners might need a nice winning streak during the September stretch run to make a real postseason push. Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run for a career-best 100 RBIs, Ty France also connected and the Mariners moved up in the playoff race, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Seattle topped the A's for the third day in row to pull within 2 1/2 games of the Yankees for the second AL w
There are only two playoff spots for the Blue Jays, Red Sox and Yankees.