Athletics finish season with rout of Mariners

The Oakland Athletics wrapped up the regular season on Sunday with a decisive 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.  The Athletics finish the season with a record of 96-66.

Sonny Gray took the hill and pitched 5 strong innings giving up only 3 hits while striking out 8.  Sonny wraps up his first year with a record of 5-3, 67 strikeouts in 64 innings and a 2.67 ERA.

The offense was led by Seth Smith who was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and an RBI.  Daric Barton also drove in a couple for runs on a single in the Top of the 5th inning.

The Athletics will have 4 days off before the start of the Postseason.  They will set their sights on the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS starting on Friday, October 4th.  All signs point to Bartolo Colon (18-6, 2.65 ERA) as the Game 1 starter.  This will be the 2nd year in a row that the Athletics will face the Tigers in the ALDS.

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