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May 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Astros — May 3, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP James Hoye, 1B Mark Wegner, 2B John Trumpane, 3B Bob Davidson (CC)
  • Mariners game notes05.03.14 Game Notes
  • Astros game notesAstros Game Notes vs. Seattle
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 First inning

Mariners go down 1-2-3 as Dallas Keuchel threw just seven pitches in the inning

Iwakuma gives up a single to the baseball elf that is Jose Altuve. But Iwakuma retired the next three hitters to strand him on the bases.

Mariners 0, Astros 0

Second inning

Seattle got a two-out double from Smoak, but Gillespie’s hard ground ball to second was fielded by Altuve to end the inning.

Iwakuma retires the side in order, getting some help from Kyle Seager, who mad a brilliant diving grab of Chris Carter’s rocket line drive.

Mariners 0, Astros 0

Third inning

Mariners get a two-out single from Saunders and nothing else.

The Astros get to Iwakuma. Alex Presley reached on a lead-off infield single and Jonathan Villar tripled to right-center to score him. Jose Altuve followed with a sac fly.

Astros 2, Mariners 0

Fourth inning

Mariners go down 1-2-3

Iwakuma gives up a lead-off walk, but come back to get a 5-4-3 double play.

Astros 2, Mariners 0

Fifth inning

The highlight of the inning offensively was a catcher’s interference that allowed Brad Miller to reach first.

Iwakuma gave up a two-out double to Marwin Gonazalez, but got Villar to bounce back to the mound to end the inning.

Sixth inning

The Mariners are on the board. Stefen Romero tripled off the wall in right field and Cano scored him with a single to left.

Iwakuma works a 1-2-3 inning. He’s at 68 pitches.

Astros 2, Mariners 1

Seventh inning

Just you average eight spot in the inning for Seattle. Four straight walks to start the inning, including Mike Zunio with bases loaded to get a run. Saunders ripped a two-run double, Romero and Cano followed with RBI singles. Seager added a RBI double and Smoak hit a two-run homer that was hit so hard it landed on the train tracks way above left field.

So the bottom half of the inning wasn’t great. Iwakuma gave up a solo homer to Chris Carter and after a two-out single from  Alex Presley. Dom Leone came in and gave up a two-run homer to Villar. Another run scored on a Miller miscue at shortstop.

Mariners 9, Astros 6

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