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April 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM

FINAL: Mariners 5, Astros 3

Chris Young (0-0, 3.27) starts today for the Mariners. Jarred Cosart (1-2, 7.36). The biggest question, though, is whether the Mariners offense will snap out of its funk; they’ve struck out 14 times in each of the last two games.

Bottom 9th: Kyle Seager hits a 3-run walkoff homer, his second homer of the game and the season. Marines 5, Astros 3. 

Top 9th: Fernando Rodney comes out of the bullpen, allows two base runners but doesn’t give up any runs. Last chance for the Mariners offense, which has just four hits today. Astros 3, Mariners 2. 

Bottom 8th: The Mariners go down in order. Almonte and Miller strike out. They’ve struck out twice each. Astros 3, Mariners 2. 

Top 8th: Charlie Furbush enters the game for Chris Young (7 iP, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 SO) and gives up a walk and single but no runs. Astros 3, Mariners 2. 

Bottom 7th: Justin Smoak singles and Kyle Seager follows by hitting a two-run homer, his first of the season. Astros 3, Mariners 2. 

Top 7th: Chris Carter leads off the seventh with a solo homer, and Jonathan Villar doubles when Abraham Almonte badly misplayed a ball at the warning track and didn’t catch it. Astros 3, Mariners 0.

Bottom 6th: Three up, three down for the Mariners for the third time in six innings. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Top 6th: Young gets the Astros to go three up, three down for the second straight inning. Another solid start from him. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Bottom 5th: Seager leads off the inning with a walk, and Nick Franklin singles to snap an 0-for-13 skid. But Dustin Ackley hits into a double play and Mike Zunino lines out to end the threat. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Top 5th: Three up, three down for Young. Astros 2, Mariners 0.

Bottom 4th: Robinson Cano singles for the Mariners’ first hit, and Corey Hart follows with a walk. But Justin Smoak grounds into an inning-ending double play. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Top 4th: Young walks another batter, his fifth walk, but that’s all the damage that’s done. He’s thrown a lot of pitches and put a base runner on in every inning but has at least kept the damage minimal so far. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Bottom 3rd: Dustin Ackley walks but that’s it. The Mariners still don’t have a hit so far. Nick Franklin struck out his first time up, the second of the game for the Mariners. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Top 3rd: With two outs, Jason Castro lines a double down the RF line and two runs score. Nick Franklin fields it in the corner — the first ball hit at him — and misses the cutoff man. Might have had a play at the plate had he hit the cutoff man. Young has four walks in three innings. Astros 2, Mariners 0. 

Bottom 2nd: Hart, Smoak and Seager go down in order. Mariners 0, Astros 0.

Top 2nd: Chris Young walks one batter but strikes out two in the inning. Mariners 0, Astros 0.

Bottom 1st: Almonte, Miller and Cano go down in order. Miller strikes out. That’s one for the day. Mariners 0, Astros 0. 

Top 1st: Young gives up a single, but Mike Zunino throws out Dexter Fowler trying to steal at second. Three up, three down. Mariners 0, Astros 0.



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