Originally posted on FenwayNation  |  Last updated 9/28/13
Now the Red Sox can relax. The Seattle Mariners did their dirty work for them this afternoon, eliminating Oakland from the best record pursuit with a 7-5 victory at Safeco Field. Boston now has home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs and in the World Series (thanks to the American League win in the All-Star Game). Just as important, The Carmine Hose do not have to face the Tigers in the first round of the post-season tournament. The Mariners won despite continued heroics by former Red Sox—in particular Brandon Moss who clouted his 30th HR of the year in the defeat. Jed Lowrie was also 2-5. Boston can now relax and await the winner of the Wild Card play-in game next Friday night at Fenway Park.
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