"This win tonight left the Mariners at 23-13 (.639) since the All-Star Break and that's the best record in the American League over that span. As I wrote yesterday, the Mariners have to take care of business here against the Indians, then win something like five out of seven on the road in Chicago and Minneapolis if they want to realistically take a shot at that second wild-card in September.
Are the odds good that they can do it? No. Not at all. But the odds weren't very good that the M's could take 14 of 15 in games against AL bottom-feeders the past five weeks -- no matter how bad those teams are -- and they've done it anyway."
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