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The Houston Astros pulled within one in the fifth inning, and that was as close as it would get. Their lineup just stalled. Brett Wallace homered, but the Astros failed to get a hit against three Seattle relievers and lost 3-2 to the Mariners on Thursday night. ''Their bullpen did a good job,'' Houston manager Bo Porter said. ''We had some opportunities, and we didn't do a good job of situational hitting.'' Nick Franklin put Seattle on top with a one-out solo homer off Jordan Lyles (6-7) in the first inning. Franklin Gutierrez added a two-run shot in the fourth, helping the Mariners stop a six-game slide. Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez (5-1) tied a season high with seven strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings. He allowed two runs and five hits. Yoervis Medina struck out three in 1 1-3 perfect innings before Danny Farquhar threw a scoreless ninth for his 10th save. Jason Castro had an RBI double in the fourth and Wallace connected in the fifth, but that was it for Houston, which has drop...
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