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Mariners defeat A's 5-3

  • Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt receives attention from a trainer and manager Bob Melvin after colliding with Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley at home plate in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND — Athletics manager Bob Melvin was too angry at his team to be concerned with a close call at home plate.

After another disheartening loss in which Oakland once again came up short with runners in scoring position and blew a lead for a second straight day, the normally even-tempered Melvin had far more important things on his mind.

"Everything that we did today is what's wrong with us," Melvin said after the A's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

"We didn't add on early, we didn't make big pitches when we had to, we didn't come through in situational at-bats. Ugly, ugly game for us and it's been going on for a while."

Melvin had good reason to be unhappy.

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