Mariners avoid getting swept with 9-5 comeback win over A’s

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The Seattle Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — With his star center fielder in the training room having been with an aching lower back and his starting pitcher, who is one of the best in baseball at throwing strikes, unable to find the strike zone and allowing the Oakland A’s to turn Seattle’s three-run lead into a two-run deficit in an interminable third inning, a frustrated Scott Servais glanced skyward with his arms crossed for a moment. Was he counting the number of fans in the largely empty concrete mausoleum? Was he asking the baseball gods what he did to deserve such a curse? Perhaps he was checking to see if the c…

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