Maybe the biggest win of the season for the Seattle Mariners came Wednesday afternoon in Houston, against an Astros team that has tormented them the past three seasons with a 36-12 record. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh inning, on the brink of getting swept after blowing a ninth-inning lead Tuesday, struggling rookie Jarred Kelenic tied the score for Seattle with a two-run, two-out double off the wall in deep left-center. The Mariners then beat Ryan Pressly, one of the best relievers in the game, with four runs in the ninth as Jose Marmolejos knocked Pressly from the game with a two-run, two-out single and J.P. Crawford belted a two-run home run off Blake Taylor.
Or maybe the biggest win came on the final day of August, another dramatic victory over the Astros. Tied 0-0 in the bottom of the eighth, Abraham Toro -- acquired from the Astros at the trade deadline for Kendall Graveman -- battled Graveman for eight pitches before hitting a game-winning grand slam.
Or maybe the biggest win was the Aug. 22 game in Houston. The Astros blew out the Mariners in the first two games of the series, 12-3 and 15-1, and led 2-0 in the finale, but Seattle scored in the eighth and ninth to tie it and won in 10 innings on Ty France's RBI single and Kyle Seager's three-run home run.