Moving on to big league baseball…The Houston Astros come from behind to jump on Seattle starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, coupled by some errors, for a 6-run 6th inning, and the Stros double up the Mariners, 8-4.
Hernandez with only 3 strikeouts on the night suffers his 7th loss against 11-wins.
Seattle is still 2-games out of the second Wildcard playoff spot, but now 1-game behind the Tigers for that spot. Seattle closes out the road trip with a day game in Houston then returns to close out the regular season hosting the A’s beginning tomorrow night. The Tigers host Cleveland the next two games, and finish with a 3-game series in Atlanta.
Toronto and Baltimore sit in the driver’s seat for the 2 Amerian League Wildcard draws.
Meantime..In the National League, The Mets keep their thin Wildcard lead over both the Giants and the Cardinals with a 12-1 win over the Marlins. SF crushes the Rockies, 12-3. The Giants host Colorado for two more games, then finish the weekend entertaining the Dodgers. The Cardinals square off with the Reds the next two games, and close out hosting the Pirates over the weekend.