A's beat AL West-Best Mariners 3-1, split series entering finale

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners
Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

The Oakland A's are the most unique team in baseball, folks. The Athletics, coming off a 7-0 trouncing in which they could only hit four pitches on their way to a loss, defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Tuesday limiting their foes to... four hits on the day.

Now, for the little details: Seattle had to scratch their starting pitchers minutes before the game started due to illness, and they also missed Julio Rodriguez after he got four hits all by himself on Monday's game.

In other words, my barmates could have won Tuesday's matchup against the Mariners, if you know what I'm saying.

The A's were saved by the dingers on Tuesday, with Seth Brown hitting the first one to put Oakland 1-0 up.

Shea Langeliers added another banger to the scoreboard and his belt making it 2-0 just two innings into the game and starting to put an unexpected closure to this matchup.

The A's had lost all prior eight games they had played against Seattle this season. That's an 0-8 record, just in case, for you math wiz counting at home. The balance is now a much prettier 1-8... well, still in favor of the Mariners. Can't have everything, I guess.

In a very extraordinary statistical way, no member of the A's walked on Tuesday. Three of them bagged a strikeout, none of them ate two Ks, Jordan Diaz got three hits himself! On a nine-hit game for the A's.

Oakland has one more game to play on the road today as they stay in Seattle ahead of Aug. 31st when they'll have a day off before returning home to the Cavernous Coli for a series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels starting on Friday.

No Shohei Ohtani (the pitcher, I mean), which I guess bodes well for the A's, at least to some extent?

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