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Can the Mariners actually reach the postseason this season?

A warning: This is neither an attempt at humor nor cruelty. Every bit of it is real, even if the possibility of it happening is relatively slim.

The Mariners could make the playoffs. Like, this season.

It’s true. After an 8-4 win over the Rangers on Monday at T-Mobile Park — the team’s sixth consecutive victory — Seattle is only 2 games behind Houston and New York for the final AL wild-card spot with 19 games remaining in the regular season. Since the Aug. 31 trade deadline, when the Mariners traded away one of their best players in catcher Austin Nola, they haven’t lost.

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