"I thought he was safe," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "I'm still … no, let me shut up. I thought he was safe."
For Cespedes, it was his Majors-leading 11th outfield assist of the season. A's outfielders have 26 assists, which is second in the Majors and eclipses by one Oakland's season total from 2013.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.