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Aaron Harang pitched a two-hitter for his second shoutout of the season, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Harang (3-6) struck out a season-high 10, the 12th time in his career he had 10 Ks with no walks. It was his 15th career complete game and eighth shutout. He also beat San Diego 9-0 on May 27.
Harang allowed a two-out infield single to deep short by J.D. Martinez in the second inning. He then retired 16 of the next 17 batters. The only Astros batter to reach during that span was Brandon Barnes on a sixth-inning error.
Martinez also had the other hit, an inning-opening single to left in the seventh. He never advanced past first.
Raul Ibanez hit his team-leading 13th home run - his second in an many nights - in the sixth inning.
It was his 74th career home run at Safeco Field, the most by any player.
Bud Norris (5-6) went seven innings for the Astros. He allowed three runs on five hits, walking one and striking out six. ...
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Half of an inning. The Mariners scraped across a run in the bottom of the eighth, and they took a 1-0 lead into the ninth, half of an inning away from a sweep. Instead, the Astros rally for six in the top of the ninth, salvaging the finale of the three-game set. Seattle ends up with a 5-5 home stand, and two bizarre sweep-busting losses (they also lost a sweep on the 7-5 16...
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The Seattle Mariners scratched first baseman Kendrys Morales
from their starting lineup prior to last night’s contest against the Houston
Astros due to lower back soreness, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
The same issue caused Morales to exit Saturday’s game early,
but he was able to return to the lineup as Seattle’s designated hitter on
Sunday and suited up...
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Back on Sunday during the Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees game, home plate umpire Mike Muchlinsk had a little issue with his footing in the first inning.
Watch as Mike falls down after trying to get out of the way of Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach attempting to catch a foul ball hit by Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells:
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The Houston Astros rallied to score six runs off closer Tom Wilhelmsen in the ninth inning and beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Wednesday night.
It was the Astros first victory this season when trailing after eight innings and snapped a six-game losing streak.
Trailing 1-0, Jason Castro and J.D. Martinez led off with a pair of singles and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from...