Mariners stave off playoff elimination, claim rare series win vs. Astros

SEATTLE — The team destined for the postseason slogged its way through the three-game series with the emotion and intensity of high schoolers stuck in Saturday detention. The Astros know the playoffs are an inevitability with their amassed talent. But the swagger of years past was noticeably absent, perhaps filling those infamous trash cans now jettisoned from Minute Maid Park.Meanwhile the team whose postseason hopes are still somehow alive due to math, but not common baseball sense, played its final home game of the season with the same energy as the first. In a season that supposed to be ab…

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