The American League West champion Oakland Athletics won't find out their playoff opponent until after Sunday afternoon's regular-season finale against the visiting Seattle Mariners. The Mariners swept a doubleheader Saturday at the Coliseum by scores of 5-1 in eight innings and 12-3. Oakland has scored three runs or fewer in six of its past seven games.
Seattle Mariners (27-32, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (35-24, first in the AL West) Oakland, California; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Seattle: Marco Gonzales (7-2, 3.06 ERA) Oakland: Frankie Montas (3-5, 6.32 ERA) LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Oakland and Seattle will play on Sunday. The Athletics are 25-14 against AL West opponents.
There might not be room for Mike Minor in Oakland’s first-round playoff rotation, but the left-hander ended his regular season on a high note Saturday, allowing one run in five-plus innings in the A’s 5-1 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Seattle. The A’s haven’t named an opening-round rotation but will have Sean Manaea, Chris Bassitt, Jesús Luzardo and Mike Fiers rested for the best-of-three series.