Never underestimate the ability of the Seattle Mariners to punch themselves squarely in the face.
In the morning hours of July 26, the team had pulled within one game of the Oakland Athletics for the second wild card spot in the American League. The night before, they had rallied from seven runs down to defeat the Houston Astros courtesy of a Dylan Moore grand slam and a lockdown bullpen.
Before the Astros series, they had taken three of four against the Athletics themselves to drastically cut into Oakland’s margin for error.
The team’s dugout featured a party-like atmosphere the night before. Then, as they have managed to
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