Ichiro Suzuki has 211 hits, Jose Lopez 92 RBI and Michael Saunders is making a rare September start - and each would love to add to his season stats tonight.
What this team wants most, however, is win No. 80, to be followed by 81, 82, 83 ...
"Every win means something and every game is the chance to win," Ichiro said.
Over the final 11 games, there will be plenty of teams around baseball that will look at young talent, start resting players for the post-season or simply play out the string.
Seattle started the season with the goal of playing every game close, then trying to find a way to win those close games.
As a result, the Marinrs have played 78 games decided by one or two runs - and won 46 of those.
Another chance tonight, with Brandon Morrow vs. Wade Davis.
Here come the Rays
Ben Zobrist singled, Willy Aybar doubled to the opposite field and Morrow was neck deep in trouble.
Throwing only 95 mph fastballs, Morrow got a pop up from Akinori Iwamura, but B.J. Upton walked on four pitches - one of them a changeup - to load the bases. Dioner Navarro popped to left field, the runners holding.
When he was in trouble, Morrow began pitching more like a closer than a starter, relying almost entirely on heat. He struck out Reid Brignac on a breaking pitch, leaving the bases loaded.
After two: No score.
The Mariners score first
Trying to generate offense at the bottom of the order after Josh Wilson singled, Michael Saunders swung through a hit-and-run fastball and Wilson was out at second base.
Oh, well. Saunders singled. Ichiro singled and both moved up on a ground ball - then Saunders scored on a passed ball with Lopez at the plate.
That's a Mariners rally, folks.
In the third: Mariners 1, Rays 0
Another little rally
Jack Hannahan singled, and with one out Saunders singled. Ichiro singled - that's hit No. 213, thank you very much - and Hannahan scored.
Saunders and Ichiro then pulled a double steal, steal No. 4 for Saunders, No. 26 for Ichiro.
Gutierrez grounded out, scoring Saunders.
In the fifth: Mariners 3, Rays 0
Mr. Morrow looking sharp
This has been as impressive a start as Morrow has had this season through five innings - three hits allowed, no runs.
As important, he's been economical with his pitches, throwing only 63, so far. That puts him in position to go deep into the game, whether he does or not.
Morrow is mixing his pitches more since the second inning, and while he's not always throwing changeups and breaking balls for strikes, he is changing what the hitter sees.
Forcing the issue
Adrian Beltre walked and, with two outs, Hannahan singled. Beltre took third, and when Upton's throw got away, he scored.
In the sixth: Marinrs 4, Rays 0
Losing it fast
For all the good he'd done over five innings, Morrow lost it in the sixth inning. In the span on nine pitches he threw only one strike and walked two batters.
Don Wakamatsu saw enough to go right to his bullpen and lefty Garrett Olson. Olson got two quick outs ...
... and then gave up a two-run triple.
Wakamatsu went back to his bullpen, this time for Miguel Batista, who pitched two innings Tuesday.
With a man on third, Batista gave up a broken-bat RBI single to Upton.
After six: Mariners 4, Rays 3Close, but it doesn't help
Rookie Saunders, benched earlier this month when his batting average dipped to .200 after an 0-for-24 slump, is hot.
Saunders led off the seventh inning with his third hit of the game, a triple off the fence in left field.
That looked promising, but Ichiro popped out, and when Gutierrez flied to right, Saunders was out at the plate.
Up to the bullpen
As almost all Seattle games do, this one has come down to the job the bullpen can do - and Wakamatsu has used Olson, Batista, Shawn Kelley and Mark Lowe already.
Lowe fell into an immediate jam when Longoria singled and Zobrist walked, but got Aybar to ground into a fielders choice.
With runners at first and third base, Lowe walked Iwamura on four pitches to load 'em up.
Upton chopped a ball over Beltre's head and into left field, scoring two runs and giving Tampa its first lead of the night. Jason Vargas replaced Lowe.
After eight: Rays 5, Mariners 4
And in the ninth
Hannahan grounded out. Pinch-hitter Matt Tuiasosopo grounded out. Pinch-hitter Bill Hall flied out.
It's a final: Rays 5, Mariners 4