You’ve got to be kidding.
For the second night in a row, the Oakland A’s handed the winning run to the Seattle Mariners on a wild pitch. Mariners win 5-4 on Saturday at T-Mobile Park.
You know the drill at this point. The A’s played 90% of a good game and could have won, but yadda yadda yadda they lost by one run. They’ve played 18 games in July and 10 have been decided by one run, with Oakland winning only three times. They’re around even in that regard for the entire season at 15-17, which is perfectly fine and nothing to be alarmed about, but they can’t buy a fortunate hop this month.
For context, here are some other contenders’ records in one-run games this year: Astros (12-11), White Sox (10-12), Rays (14-14), Giants (15-13), Padres (15-16), and the juggernaut defending champion Dodgers (12-17). But you know who’s an MLB-best 22-8? The Mariners.
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