The Extra Innings podcast returns to discuss what’s left of the Mariners chances for passing the A’s and Red Sox to get the second wild card spot following a disastrous series vs. the Royals.

Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone analyze what went wrong in the series with KC — Salvador Perez.

Can they pass the A’s and Red Sox? Does their schedule allow it to happen?

Other topics discussed:

  • The second-half struggles of Yusei Kikuchi and Logan Gilbert.
  • Exercising a four-year option for Kikuchi
  • The status of the starting rotation moving forward.
  • Kyle Seager’s season and the looming decision on his club option.
  • The up and down season of Jarred Kelenic
  • The possible announcement of an extension for Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais
  • The offseason possibilities for the Mariners

Also included is postgame audio from Servais, Marco Gonzales and Kyle Seager following Seattle’s 4-3 win over the Royals.

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