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OAKLAND - The game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was called off Friday night because of a water-logged field that both teams and the umpiring crew said made conditions dangerous.

David Rinetti, A's vice president of stadium operations, says the tarp was kept off the field in an effort to let it dry overnight but an unexpected downpour caused further problems and the grounds crew worked tirelessly on the infield dirt from 7 a.m. until the game was called about the time of scheduled first pitch at 7:05 p.m. A delay had previously been announced.

The A's used a weather consultant to help make decisions about the tarp.

Players on both sides decided to play one game Saturday afternoon rather than a split doubleheader, which will be played later.

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