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Mariners are seriously angling for the playoffs

The Seattle Mariners’ performance in the second half of the season is starting to turn heads, even in New York and Los Angeles. The LA Times’ Kevin Baxter filed this report on the Mariners’ hopes of making the postseason for the first time in more than a decade. The M’s continued their winning ways today with a 4-2 victory over the last-place Texas Rangers. They’ll go for a sweep of the Rangers tomorrow.