Mariners clinging to postseason hopes, Ketel Marte back in the lineup

HOUSTON — Two games back, five to play. This is the position the Mariners have put themselves in following last night’s brutal 8-4 loss to the Astros and going into Wednesday’s final regular season road game.

In an effort to keep it light, manager Scott Servais started his media session off with a question: “How would we feel today if Baltimore won and we had won last night?”

After a few mumbles from the coffee-needing media, Servais answered his own question.

“Well, we’d be thinking we were okay and in the same spot,” Servais said with a smile. “That’s my point.”

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