The start of Eric Wedge's final series as manager of the Seattle Mariners played out as so many games during his three-year tenure have previously - with little offense and a squandered performance from ace Felix Hernandez.
Brandon Moss hit a three-run home run off Hernandez in the first inning to give the A's an early cushion and Seattle's offense couldn't solve A's starter Bartolo Colon as the Mariners fell 8-2 to the Athletics on Friday night.
Wedge told his bosses Friday he will not return for next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the club.
''It's got to the point where it's painfully obvious to me that I just wasn't going to be able to move forward with this organization,'' he said before the game.
''We see things differently and we talked about it, but it just got to the point where I couldn't continue to move forward. Ultimately, I didn't feel like I could continue to manage here with the circumstances the way they are.''
Seattle, which has ...