Lost in the excitement of signing draft picks and beating the Blue Jays last night was the fact that Seattle's win pushed it a half-game ahead of Oakland in the American League West.
That's right fans, those eighth inning home runs by Mike Carp and Casper Wells, and the 30th save by Brandon League, left the Mariners in third place with a 53-67 record - four percentage points up on the Athletics.
If they want to stay in third place, they need to keep a modest three-game winning streak going, and they'll send Jason Vargas to the mound tonigh against Brad Mills to do that.
Offensively, Eric Wedge has stayded with a lineup that keeps rookies Dustin Ackldey, Carp, Wells, Trayvon Robinson and Kyle Seager getting at-bats and a being evaluated. No, these aren't the 2010 Mariners. They're barely the team that started the season with Seattle.
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Here's the lineup for the third-place Mariners:
Ichro RFGutierrez CFAckley 2BCarp 1BWells DHOlivo CRobinson LFSeager 3BWilson SSVargas P