Athletics beat Mariners, Barrera doubles and singles, Jiménez saves

Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus homered off Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Wednesday night, sinking to last place in the American League West.

Oakland won two of the three games in the series, moving past the Mariners themselves in the division.

Although just 45 games into the season, Seattle (18-27) has lost eight of 10 and is sinking into irrelevance. The season began with hopes that the Mariners would end the longest playoff drought in the Major Leagues.

Ray (4-5) tied his season high with 10 strikeouts but allowed a home run for the fifth straight start. Brown hit a solo home run off him in the fourth inning.

Andrus hit his two-run homer in the sixth.

Paul Blackburn (5-0) allowed one hit in 5 1/3 innings before turning the responsibility over to the Oakland bullpen. Dany Jiménez pitched the ninth inning for his 10th save.

For the Athletics, Panamanian Christian Bethancourt 4-1 with a run scored. The Venezuelan Andrus 4-2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Dominicans Christian Pache 4-1, Luis Barrera 4-2 with an RBI.

For the Mariners, the Dominican Julio Rodríguez 3-0. The Venezuelans Eugenio Suárez 4-0, Luis Torrens 3-1 with an RBI.

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