May 6, 2024 - News

Sports pic to go: Leading the league

A Seattle Mariners baseball player hits the ball during a May 5 game against the Astros.

Cal Raleigh of the Seattle Mariners hits a home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Sunday in Houston. Photo: Jack Gorman/Getty Images

The Mariners beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday when Cal Raleigh hit a tie-breaking home run in the ninth inning, giving the M's a 2-1 win in the series against Houston.

  • The M's lost to the Astros 3-5 on Friday but beat the Astros 5-0 Saturday before Sunday's win.

Why it matters: After a somewhat slow start to the season, the Mariners are now sitting at the top of the American League West standings with 19 wins and 15 losses.

  • The Texas Rangers are in second place in the standings with a record of 19-16.

State of play: The victory secured Seattle's sixth straight series win, its longest stretch since last summer, per, including victories over the Rangers, Diamondbacks and Braves, who all made the postseason last year.


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