Seattle closes season rallying for 3-2 win over Oakland

Oct 4, 2015 8:15 PM by Associated Press

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.

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