Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Athletics 7, Mariners 4, 10 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Moss still had remnants of a whipped-cream pie on his beard. When someone pointed out the smears, Moss plucked the rest from his face and licked his fingers clean.

"Last time, I didn't eat any," he said. "But this time, I ate a lot of it. I left my mouth open."

Winning sure tastes better in a playoff race.

Moss hit a three-run homer in the 10th after Josh Donaldson's tying two-run shot in the ninth, and the Athletics gained on the AL West-leading Rangers with a 7-4 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

"Epic," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "It's a pretty dramatic win, maybe as dramatic as all."

After Coco Crisp singled and Yoenis Cespedes walked to open the 10th, Moss hammered Stephen Pryor's pitch well over the wall in right, giving the A's their major league-high 14th walkoff win.

Oakland hosts Texas for three games starting Monday. It could clinch a wild card today. "Our mind is still focused on trying to go after the division," Donaldson said.

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