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    December 4, 2022 7:00 AM EST

    The Mariners came out of the All Star break scorching hot Austin Riley Jersey , winners of 14 straight games. It is never realistic to keep a streak like that going, especially not when you run into teams of the caliber of the Astros and Yankees.The 20-game stretch following the break included 13 against Houston and New York, and seven against Texas and Anaheim. A stretch like that could really sink a team, but instead, Seattle has fought tooth and nail to stay afloat.Battling through injuries to JulioRodrguez, Ty France and many other important players to their lineup and pitching staff, the Mariners have gone 9-10 since the break. This is more than good enough, even if the majority of the wins came against Mark Melancon Jersey the Rangers and Angels.Scroll to ContinueSeattle has done well to position itself in the driver's seat heading into its easiest stretch of the season, schedule-wise. Ender Inciarte Jersey No matter what happens on Wednesday, the club will be in po se sion of a wild-card spot in the American League with 49 games left to play.Although the likes of the Orioles and Guardians are right on the Mariners' tail, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Seattle is getting healthy and in a hurry. Dylan Moore and Diego Castillo are rejoining the team Wednesday, and manager Scott Servais says Rodrguez will be back this weekend.As mentioned, the Mariners will face a much more favorable schedule than the other teams in the hunt. They will only have five more series against teams who currently have a winning record, including two series with the Guardians and one with the White Sox.Meanwhile, Toronto and Tampa Bay will have to go through Adam Duval Jersey the gauntlet of the AL East. Cleveland will have to duel with Chicago and Minnesota for its playoff lives. Seattle has the majority of its remaining schedule against cellar-dwellers, as well as direct competition.Winning 30 more games gets the team to 90 wins, which is the same mark it got to last year. If Seattle can take care of busine s and stay Jonny Venters Jersey healthy, it should be able get into the dance.