Mariners sweep A’s after scoring two in wild ninth inning

Mariners sweep A’s after scoring two in wild ninth inning

OAKLAND, Calif. — For seven innings, the team that scored 17 runs over the past two games and banged out 25 hits was held hitless and seemed destined to be shut out for the 11th time this season and the fifth time in the last 12 games. The Mariners escaped the ignominy of being no-hit with a pair of singles with two outs in the eighth inning. They avoided being shut out and escaped defeat by scoring two runs in a crazy ninth inning where they didn’t register a single hit. In fact, the two balls they put in play in the inning were the first and third outs. Paul Sewald secured a stunning 2-1 victory and a series sweep with a scoreless bottom of the ninth. “That’s the definition …
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