A strong second half by the young right-hander ended on a sour note on Tuesday as the A's rolled to a 7-0 victory at Safeco Field in the second-to-last game of the season.
Beavan, who'd allowed just five runs with no walks over his previous three starts, had no such luck in his last outing as Oakland touched him for a season-high seven runs in five innings.
The 6-foot-7 Beavan, promoted from Triple-A in early July, finished the season with a 5-6 record and a 4.27 ERA.
Beavan, 22, came into the game carrying a streak of 24 1/3 innings without a walk, but that ended quickly when he issued a free pass to Coco Crisp, the A's second batter. After a Hideki Matsui single, Josh Willingham launched a three-run blast off the upper-deck facade, his 29th of the season.
Beavan had given up just two long balls in his previous six starts, but wound up allowing another home run -- a two-run shot by Scott Sizemore -- in the fifth that staked the A's to a 7-0 lead.
Cahill allowed singles to Ichiro Suzuki and Luis Rodriguez leading off the first, and then retired 13 straight batters until Kyle Seager's double in the fifth. The only other hit that Seattle managed off the right-hander was a Justin Smoak single in the seventh.
Ichiro went 1-for-4 to put his season hit total at 184 with one game remaining. His string of consecutive 200-hit seasons will end at 10, but he did move up a spot on the all-time Major League hit list on Tuesday, tying Kenny Lofton for 109th with 2,428.
The Mariners (67-94) close out the season on Wednesday night against the A's with rookie Anthony Vasquez on the mound.
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