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MLB Odds: Wild Card Stakes Rise When Mariners Host Athletics
The Oakland Athletics are 9/1 to win the World Series this fall, but they’ll have to secure a postseason berth in order to do so. Though the A’s have fallen behind the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West division, they’ve been a favorite to win a wild card berth ever since.
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This weekend the A’s will hit the road against the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners haven’t made it to the postseason since they won 116 games back in 2001, but they are within arm’s reach of it now.
Currently half a game back of the Detroit Tigers, who sit neck and neck with the Kansas City Royals for the AL Central lead, there is plenty of opportunity for the Mariners to make the jump. Seattle has been 84-61 against the spread this season, and that’s indicative of just how much they’ve blown their expectations out of the water.
These four teams sit within a game of each other and time is quickly running out in 2014. Weigh in on how it will all unfold.