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A's fall to Mariners 7-5

  • Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss hits a two-run home run off a pitch from Seattle Mariners' Chance Ruffin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Seattle, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE — Brad Miller hit a pair of home runs, including his first grand slam, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 Saturday in a game that decided division-series matchups in the American League.

Boston clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason with Oakland's loss. The AL West champion A's will play their playoff opener at home next Friday against AL Central champion Detroit, and AL East winner Boston will start at Fenway Park against the team emerging from the wild-card playoff: Cleveland Tampa Bay or Texas.

Brandon Maurer (5-8) gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. He had been 0-1 in three starts and three relief appearances since beating the A's on Aug. 20.


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