Posted April 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start last time out and the Houston Astros snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. The game was tied at 1 when Gonzalez launched his homer about 10 rows into the stands in right field to start Houston's third. Gonzalez, who bats ninth, hit just four home runs in 80 games last season and has three in 16 this year. Houston got an insurance run when Hisashi Iwakuma (2-1) hit Justin Maxwell with a pitch with the bases loaded later in that inning. Norris (3-2) allowed a season-high eight hits in five innings, but was much better than last time out, when he yielded six runs in 2-3 innings. Houston closer Jose Veras pitched a perfect ninth for his second save in three opportunities. Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11, but the six hits he gave up were also the most he's allowed this year. It's his first loss since September 14, and breaks a career-best five game winning s...
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