The Seattle Mariners and starter Erasmo Ramirez held the Oakland Athletics to just a few hits over the first seven innings of Sunday's series finale, but their bullpen once again faltered in the late innings. The A's picked up a 5-2 win as the M's were swept at O.co Coliseum.
Yoenis Cespedes hit an RBI triple in the top of the first inning and came in to score on a sacrifice fly from Brandon Moss as the A's took a 2-0 lead. Ramirez held the Oakland batters down after that, as Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak each hit RBI singles in the third inning to tie the game up.
Oakland finally got to the Mariners bullpen and took the lead in the bottom of the eighth, when Cespedes hit a home run to put Oakland on top 3-2 and Josh Reddick blasted his 32nd home run of the year; a two-run shot that just hooked around the right field foul pole.
Ramirez held the A's to two runs on three hits and four walks in 6.1 innings, but will wind up with another no decision in the Mariners loss.