Oakland Athletics (85-71, third in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (86-70, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Monday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Cole Irvin (10-14, 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 117 strikeouts) Mariners: Chris Flexen (13-6, 3.56 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 118 strikeouts)
Seattle Mariners (85-69, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (73-81, fourth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Saturday, 9:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Tyler Anderson (7-9, 4.07 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 132 strikeouts) Angels: Jaime Barria (2-4, 4.77 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ty France's two-run homer in the 11th inning finally put the Seattle Mariners ahead to stay to complete a series sweep in Texas. The unconventional double play the first baseman turned the inning before was really the difference in the game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Abraham Toro homered for Seattle against the team that traded him across the diamond during batting practice, but the Houston Astros held off a ninth-inning rally to beat the Mariners 8-6 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates indeed traded left-hander Tyler Anderson on Tuesday to a playoff contender — the Seattle Mariners, not the Philadelphia Phillies.
Earlier in the day, reports circulated the Pirates were close to sending the 31-year-old Anderson to the Phils.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Houston Astros have landed one of the top relievers in baseball, acquiring right-hander Kendall Graveman from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday in an odd intra-division trade while the teams were preparing to play each other.