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SEATTLE — Is there anything in Major League Baseball that you can always count on? No one ever bats 1.000, after all.

But as the schedule gets shorter and October gets closer, playoff predictions become more likely.

And FanGraphs' odds, which have been in the Mariners' favour for most of the second half,

shot up to 99.5% after they lost their seventh straight game on Monday to the White Sox.

On Monday, when the Mariners started an eight-game homestand, manager Scott Servais said, "I'm really happy with where we are."

"I think that every night, when we start the game, everyone in our dugout feels confident that we're going to win. We're not quite sure how we'll do it.

The Mariners had a hard time in the first half of the season because their offence was so inconsistent,

especially when they had runners on base. Since Mitch Haniger is healthy, Ty France is coming out of a long slump,

During their seven-game winning streak, the Mariners scored 41 runs and averaged 5.9 runs per game.

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