Video: Seattle Mariners Have Eliminated the Oakland A's

The Seattle Mariners remain one of the hottest teams in baseball, winning their 10th game in 11 tries. This time around the win had some implications as they defeated the Oakland A's and eliminated them from postseason contention.

The 4-2 victory sends the A's packing from any chance at a World Series. The game Wednesday night was an entertaining contest where Ty France's sac fly in the seventh inning gave the Mariners the lead and then Abraham Toro belted a bomb in the 8th inning to land some insurance.

Seattle now sits just a half game back of the Boston Red Sox for the second wild card spot, and 1.5 games behind the New York Yankees. It was a big win for Seattle as they now leap frogged the Toronto Blue Jays and sit a half game up on the blue birds. 

It's certainly going to come down to the last day of the regular season and frankly we wouldn't want it any other way. Here's some more from the game notes and the highlights of everything you missed:

Rookie Logan Gilbert allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings in the biggest start of his young career to date. The 24-year-old scattered three hits, walked two and struck out four. Gilbert finished September with a 2.70 ERA in six starts. And fellow rookie Jarred Kelenic ripped a two-run double in the sixth inning to give Seattle the lead after managing just four baserunners against Oakland starter Frankie Montas through the first five innings. Seattle's bullpen was again solid, with the exception of Diego Castillo (5-5) allowing a solo homer to Seth Brown in the seventh inning. Paul Sewald worked around a two-out walk in the eighth inning and Drew Steckenrider pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

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