Seattle Mariners: On the edge of the Wild Card race

It was a winning home stand for the Seattle Mariners, but their 5-4 mark wasn’t enough to make major headway in the tight American League Wild Card race.  They go on the road now for seven games: definitely the hardest road trip left on the schedule with four games vs. the Rangers and three games vs. the Astros.  The Mariners are three games behind the Minnesota Twins for the second Wild Card spot, but also currently behind the Angels, the Rangers, and the Royals while they are tied with the Orioles.  The dream of a playoff birth isn’t exactly