Time is no longer on the side of the Seattle Mariners as they saw their Tragic Number take another hit at the hands of the Houston Astros today suffering an 8-6 defeat.

M's starter Erasmo Ramirez gave up four runs in the second inning and Houston never relinquished that lead despite a furious comeback in the eighth by Seattle when they plated four runs of their own.

Any combination of Minnesota Twins wins along with Seattle losses that is greater than 11 from here on out will extinguish any playoff opportunity for Seattle - whom currently holds the longest playoff appearance drought in the MLB at 15 consecutive years.

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