Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with two RBI and Matt
Dominguez had two doubles and scored a pair of runs as the Houston Astros beat
the Seattle Mariners, 6-1, to complete a three-game sweep at Safeco Field.
Jonathan Villar had two hits and an RBI and Carlos Corporan drove in a run
for the Astros, who won just their 50th game of the season.
Brad Peacock (5-5) gave up a solo homer to Kendrys Morales among three hits
allowed over six innings.
Brandon Maurer (4-8) was pegged with the loss after giving up five runs on
seven hits over three innings.
The Astros pushed two runs across in the second and three in the third to take
an early 5-0 lead.
In the second, Dominguez doubled then scored on Marc Krauss' double to right.
Corporan followed with a base hit to plate Krauss.
In the third, Villar singled, stole second and then scored on Brett Wallace's
single. Dominguez followed with a ground-rule double to put runners on second
and third. Carter then stroked a two-run single to left to give the Astros a
Morales blasted a leadoff homer in the fourth to get the Mariners on the
Villar's RBI single in the ninth made it 6-1.
Houston as 5-for-9 with runners in scoring position ... Villar stole his 17th
base of the season ... Morales stroked his 21st home run of the season ...
Maurer hasn't won since Aug. 20.
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