Jon Lester lost a pitcher's duel with Seattle Felix Hernandez 2-1 Wednesday afternoon as the Oakland A's continue to struggle down the stretch. Don't blame Lester - he pitched eight innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits. Lester did not walk a batter.

King Felix of the Mariners was just a little better. He allowed three hits and one run in eight innings.

The A's have fallen to five games behind the Angels in the AL West and their lead in the wildcard race is down to three games.