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Here's why the Mariners will end their postseason drought this year

The mood in the Mariners dugout is light before Saturday’s game at Safeco Field. Nelson Cruz has a warm hug for Danny Valencia at the top of the steps. “That’s my boy, Danny!” he exclaims. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)
The mood in the Mariners dugout is light before Saturday's game at Safeco Field. Nelson Cruz has a warm hug for Danny Valencia at the top of the steps. "That's my boy, Danny!" he exclaims. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Yes, less than halfway into a 162-game season, I’m calling it. Seattle’s 16-year postseason drought will come to an end this fall.

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