OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run, Ty France also connected, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics for the third straight night with a 4-1 win.
Seattle won its fourth straight game to move within 2 1/2 games of the Yankees for the second AL wild card, while the Oakland fell 3 1/2 back of New York.
A's manager Bob Melvin and bench coach Ryan Christenson were both ejected by plate umpire Greg Gibson in the top of the sixth during a strange sequence.
Chris Flexen picks up 13th win of the season. He threw 7 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits with 8 strikeouts.