With five games to play, Seattle now sits four games behind Houston in the AL West with five games to play. Considering the Astros own the head-to-head tiebreaker, the Mariners would not only need to win today’s finale to stay in contention for the division’s second playoff berth, they would also have to sweep the A’s in four games this weekend, and the Astros would have to drop all four of their games to last-place Texas for the Mariners to pass them.
Condensed Game: Martín Maldonado and Michael Brantley collected homers, backing Framber Valdez's 7 strong innings in the Astros' 6-1 win
Astros first. George Springer singles to center field. Jose Altuve flies out to center field to Kyle Lewis.