Julio comes out in 9-5 win

The Mariners won a see-saw battle with Oakland Thursday to salvage the final game of the 3-game series 9-to-5…

Seattle tops Oakland 9-5

Seattle grabbed a 3-nothing lead in the top of the first inning but saw it disappear in the 3rd when the A’s put up a 5-spot, chasing George Kirby from the game. The Mariners would come back, however, thanks in large part to Jarred Kelenic…

A big question mark emerging from the game is the health of rookie centerfielder Julio Rodríguez. He had to come out of the game early with back problems, according to manager Scott Servais…

Seattle now heads for Kansas City for a three-game weekend series. Game-1 tonight begins at 5:10 on ROOT Sports Northwest.

American League West Standings and Scoreboard 09-23-22

Also in the American League West yesterday, Texas topped the Angels 5-3 and Baltimore blanked Houston 2-nothing to remain 4-games behind Seattle in the Wild Card Chase.

American League Wild Card Chase 09-23-22

Tampa Bay trounced Toronto 10-5 to pull within a game of the Blue Jays for the top Wild Card spot. Seattle remains a half-game back of the Rays.

Kansas City comes into the series with Seattle after having swept Minnesota, winning yesterday 4-1, virtually eliminating the Twins. Cleveland beat Chicago 4-2 to keep the White Sox 6-and-a-half games back.