3 things to watch for as embattled M's embark on long, key road trip

A stunned Mariners closer Edwin Diaz looks on from the dugout after being pulled in the ninth inning against Baltimore. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)
A stunned Mariners closer Edwin Diaz looks on from the dugout after being pulled in the ninth inning against Baltimore. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

The M’s won’t be back at Safeco Field until Sept. 1, and they’ll need to hold their pitching staff together to be in the playoff race when they return.

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