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Nelson Cruz

Mariners end on high note with 3-2 victory over Oakland

SEATTLE _ On a day marking the end of a season of unmet expectations, the sun was still shining bright at Safeco Field and the Mariners won a game _ something they didn't do quite enough in 2015.tmpplchld As they shook hands on the field for the final time this season following Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Oakland A's, the smallish crowd of 22,402 stood and applauded for one last time.tmpplchld It was applause for the effort given throughout the marathon that is the baseball season. It was applause for one more good day of baseball before a four-month, rain-soaked hibernation.tmpplchld A win is still a win. And when you are on the outside looking in on the postseason, it's...