A’s Loss To Mariners Gives Red Sox Home-Field Edge Through Playoffs

September 29, 2013 1:31 AM
A’s Loss To Mariners Gives Red Sox Home-Field Edge Through Playoffs
" SEATTLE (AP) — The Red Sox clinched home-field advantage through the playoffs when Oakland lost, 7-5, to the Mariners on Saturday.

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 the playoffs at Fenway Park against the team emerging from the wild-card playoff: Cleveland, Tampa Bay or Texas.

Seattle infielder Brad Miller came up with the bases loaded and no outs in the fifth inning Saturday and drove Jarrod Parker’s 2-1 pitch high down the right-field line. The ball stayed fair for the rookie’s first grand slam "

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