Mariners vs Astros: Can Seattle kick Houston while they're down?

With the Mariners coming off of their 5th straight series win and the Astros sitting 10 games under .500, can Seattle kick Houston while they're down?
Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros
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Mariners vs Astros: Final Thoughts

I would love if this was the series that the Mariners' offense finally figured it out. Yeah, we keep saying it and asking for it, but how sweet would it be to see it happen against Houston, and even better yet, in Houston.

I don't know that I will ever not worry about the Astros, regardless of their record. If they are still trotting this core out there, I don't care if they are 52-100, I would still be worried about them. They've got one of the deepest lineups in baseball, and a re a team that can run it up on you really quick if you aren't careful.

The Mariners are finishing up what should have been a really difficult stretch. Reds, Rockies, Rangers, Diamondbacks, Braves, and Astros. Yeah, the Rockies stink, but that ballpark can get you in trouble. All those other teams are either really good, insanely good, or coming off of a trip to the World Series. Then, you still have to finish off with the Astros.

Cautiously, I think the series win streak continues. The starter streak of domination ends this weekend, as someone is going to get hit. Maybe not lit up, but still hit decent enough to go five innings and give up four earned runs. That being said, I still think that the Mariners offense starts waking up, and they take the series two games to one, outscoring Houston 14-11 as they score 2, 5, and 7 runs (in no particular order) during the series.

The Mariners have a chance to push the Astros to 10 games under .500, and to do so in their own stadium. Let's hope it happens. Go Mariners!