Wednesday's full MLB schedule included many of the teams in the wild card chase playing. Among them, the Seattle Mariners were able to get a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz were game heroes as the Mariners picked up their 59th win of the season. Here are the latest Mariners vs. Athletics game recap including top performers, winning pitchers, a standings update, and what's up next for the two teams on the schedule.

MLB game recap

In today's game, the Seattle Mariners received a trio of home runs from Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager. In the first inning, Seager put the team on board with a three-run shot. In the third, Cruz added a two-run blast which traveled 400 feet and gave his team a 5-1 lead. In the fifth he'd add a solo shot which also went 400 feet, giving him two home runs on the day and 26 for the season.

Neither team would score any runs after that inning and Seattle would ultimately win 6-3. Robinson Cano also scored twice and had two hits in the Mariners' win.

For the Oakland Athletics, Khris Davis and Matt Joyce each had home runs. For Davis, it was his return to the lineup after a one-day suspension and his 31st HR of the season. For the right fielder Joyce, it was his 15th of the latest campaign.

The team also received doubles from Jed Lowrie and Marcus on a day when Joyce led the team with two hits and two runs in his five total at bats.

Seattle sent four different pitchers to the mound of the nine innings. Picking up the win today was Emilio Pagan (1-2) after pitching 2.2 innings, striking out two batters, and allowing one hit. On the losing end of things was Jharel Cotton. He pitched six innings and struck out four batters but also gave up eight hits and six runs to the opposition.

What's up next?

As of right now, the two teams that would hold American League Wild Card spots are the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. Today's win by Seattle moved their overall record to 59-56. However, the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays are each just a half-game behind the Mariners. Next up, Seattle will return home to play the Los Angels Angels on Thursday night starting at 10:10 p.m.

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The Oakland Athletics have lost two-straight now to the Seattle Mariners, which puts their record at 50-64. They're 8.5 games back in the Wild Card race with many teams ahead of them in the standings. Oakland will stay at home for a Thursday night MLB game with the Baltimore Orioles starting at 10:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

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