Four of the Houston Astros’ seven wins in 2013 have come at the Seattle Mariners’ expense. And during the Mariners’ 1-5 road trip, they were outscored 36-8 in the five loses.
What proved to be the key run in Houston’s 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night came with a big price. Justin Maxwell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning and the Astros had to place the outfielder on the disabled list after the game with a broken left hand.
Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings for his 100th career win in the 7-1 victory, helping Seattle snap a three-game skid. Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero and Kendrys Morales homered for the Mariners.
Michael Saunders was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder after colliding with the outfield wall at Safeco Field on Tuesday.
Michael Saunders sprained his right shoulder after crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch in the first inning of Wednesday night’s 8-3 loss. What’s more discouraging is that the stadium only had 10,493 people inside it.
Kendrys Morales drove in two runs in his Seattle home debut, Joe Saunders rebounded from a rough first start to throw 6 1-3 shutout innings, and the Mariners debuted the new look of Safeco Field with a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros on Monday.