Midfielder Gurbaj Singh was the most expensive player at the 2017 Hockey India League closed bid, fetching the highest bid of USD 99,000 from Ranchi Rays.Gurbaj has been out of contention from the national team for over a year, after being suspended for nine months by Hockey India in August 2015 on charges of indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team during the Hockey World League Semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium.German forward Christopher Ruhr was the most expensive foreign player, being bought by Ranchi Rays for USD 75,000.Other notable bids were for Tom Craig (Kalinga Lancers), Robert van der Horst (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) and Seve Van Ass (Uttar Pradesh Wizards).Many franchises invested in younger players, with 18-year-old defender Hardik Singh bought by Jaypee Punjab Warriors for USD 39,000.A** other youngsters, Shamsher Singh and Ajay Yadav were bought by Uttar Pradesh Wizards, while Indias U-17 Asia Cup winning captain Nilam Sanjeep Xess went to Kalinga Lancers.In the closed bid process, six franchises parti**ting in HIL 2017 -- Dabang Mumbai, Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards -- picked up their players to complete their teams for the next seasons event.All teams were operated with a USD 725,000 cap on the purse. 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He advanced to third when Nelson Cruzs comebacker deflected off pitcher Ryan Madson (6-7) almost directly to first base, but the fortunate ricochet for Oakland prevented Gamel from possibly scoring.Kyle Seager flew out to center field for the final out and final gasp in Seattles quest to get back to the playoffs.Ive only been a Mariner for a year, but I have to believe that will go down as one of the most memorable games in Mariners history, Servais said. Unfortunately, it didnt go our way. You know, cant say enough about our team. The competitive spirit.The Mariners last reached the postseason in 2001 when they tied the major league record with 116 wins in the regular season but were eliminated in the AL Championship Series by the New York Yankees.They were hoping to take their playoff chances to the final day of the regular season for the second time in three years. After rallying for three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to tie it 8-8, the Mariners couldnt make game No. 162 count.Bruce Maxwell opened the 10th with a double off Diaz (0-4), and Wendles fourth hit of the night put Oakland in front.To get as many contributions from so many guys on the roster today in parti**ar some of the younger guys. ... This is really going to serve them well in the future knowing they can play in this type of atmosphere, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.Seattle was well aware it needed a victory to stay alive in the wild-card race as highlights and updates of the other games were shown in the stadium throughout tthe early innings.dddddddddddd New York, New York played during batting practice after the Yankees knocked off Baltimore, and cheers erupted when Atlanta beat Detroit.But there were groans abound after Toronto scored in the ninth to beat Boston and turn Seattles task into a must-win.Everybody had a taste of what it (is) to be in a playoff atmosphere, Cruz said. It was like that for like a week. It was a great run. Ive played a lot of games and it was an incredible run.The Mariners rallied from 5-2 and 7-4 deficits to pull even at 7-all in the seventh inning after a two-run home run from Cruz, his 43rd of the season. Oakland took an 8-7 lead in the eighth but Gamels two-out single scored Mike Freeman to tie the game again. It was Gamels first hit since Sept. 18 after going hitless in his previous 11 at-bats.But Seattle will lament missed opportunities in the eighth and ninth innings. Each time Seattle had the bases loaded with two outs and couldnt push across another run. Jesus Sucre was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs in the ninth and Nori Aokis lined one-hopper was snagged at second base by Wendle to end the threat.Im walking back to the dugout, I really liked our matchup with Nori facing Madson and he hits a one-hopper right at the second basemen. Last inning, (Cruz) hits a ball off Madsons leg. You know, its a game of inches and we were playing on the slightest of margins and we just didnt quite get over the hump, Servais said. A little bit like our season, I guess.SHAKY S**Lost in the drama of all the late action was a shaky final performance by Seattle s**er Hisashi Iwakuma. After carrying the Mariners for stretches of the season, Iwakuma lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up five runs in his last s** of the year. He finished 16-12 on the season.I was just missing a lot of my pitches to the fat part of the plate. It cost me a lot, Iwakuma said through an interpreter.UP NEXTAthletics: Left-hander Sean Manaea (6-9) closes out his rookie season on Sunday. Since coming off the disabled list in mid-September, Manaea is 1-0 with a 0.50 ERA in three s**s.Mariners: Felix Hernandez (11-7) makes his final s** of the year. Hernandez lost his last s** against Houston. ' ' '