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Going into the bottom of the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, the Astros trailed the Seattle Mariners 8-4. They cut the lead in half when Marc Kraus hit a 2-run, pinch-hit double in the eighth inning, then in the ninth, Jason Castro drove in a run with two out, putting the tying run on base, but Danny Farquar struck out Matt Dominguez preserving the win for Seattle.

The win gives the Mariners a series victory at Minute Maid Park, with all three games being decided by a run.

Seattle took advantage of a 2-base error by Astros pitcher Collin McHugh in the top of the first, scoring an unearned run to take a 1-0 lead, but the Astros tied it in the second when Alex Presley hit his third home run of the season, but Seattle quickly regained the lead.

In the third inning, the Mariners batted around and plated four runs on five hits. Willie Bloomquist broke the tie with a 2-run double, and Robinson Cano tripled him home. The final run of the inning was knocked in by Corey Hart to make it a 5-1 game. Michael Saunders singled home John Buck to give the Mariners a five run lead, but Chris Carter doubled in a pair in the bottom of the inning, cutting the Seattle lead to 6-3.

McHugh was chased after the fourth, allowing five earned runs, four more than in his first two starts as an Astro, and replaced by Jerome Williams. Seattle scored a run against him in the fifth, but the Astros got the run back when Jonathan Villar smacked his fifth home run of the season, but the Astros stranded  two runners in the inning, and with Mariners starter Brandon Maurer out of the game, they were retired in order by Tom Wilhelmsen in the sixth and seventh innings. In the eighth, Seattle built on their lead.

In Williams’ fourth inning of work, Buck scored Stefan Romero, who doubled to start the eighth inning, making it 8-4 Seattle.

Brandon Maurer earned his first win of the season for the Mariners. In five innings he allowed four runs. After Wilhelmsen left, Charlie Furbrush allowed both batters he faced to reach base, but Farquar recorded the last six outs and recorded his first save.

Buck had a 3-hit day, while Bloomquist and Cano brought in a pair of runs.

Presley and Castro had two hits for the Astros.

 

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