Raleigh, France HR, M’s win 1st series in Houston since 2018

Cal Raleigh and Ty France both scored early and the Seattle Mariners beat the Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night to finally win a series in Houston.

HOUSTON (AP) — Cal Raleigh and Ty France both scored early and the Seattle Mariners beat the Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night to finally win a series in Houston.

The Mariners picked up two of three from AL West rivals Astros to win their fourth straight series overall and first in Houston since September 2018.

Seattle has struggled at Minute Maid Park for the past several years. The Mariners won more games in that set than Houston did in the 2019 and 2020 seasons combined when they were only 1-16.

The Mariners were two with one in fourth and one with an out in fourth when Raleigh homed for the second time of the series, a shot to right center by José Urquidy (5-3) to level it at 3 .

France connected with two outs in the inning for a solo drive that gave Seattle the lead.

Logan Gilbert (6-2) allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings to win his second straight decision. He gave up the three runs early before settling down to set up three goalless frames. Diego Castillo scored in the ninth for his fourth save.

Urquidy had seven hits and five runs – four earned – while hitting a career-high four in 4 1/3 innings.

Yordan Alvarez had three hits and drove in two runs for the Astros, who also lost a series to the Mariners in Seattle last week.

The Mariners got a double from JP Crawford to start the fifth and he moved up to third after a single from Eugenio Suarez and an error from shortstop Aledmys Díaz. A sacrificial fly by Adam Frazier chased Urquidy.

Seattle freshman Julio Rodríguez was hit on the left arm in consecutive at-bats in the sixth and eighth innings. He won first base both times without incident, a stark contrast to what happened in Monday night’s game when the benches were cleared and multiple throws followed after France was knocked down by Héctor Neris.

Jesse Winker filled in the lead with a run-scoring single in eighth place.

Alvarez set Houston up early with an RBI single with two outs in the first.

Urquidy put Winker in second with an out, and he moved into second place on a wild pitch from Urquidy with two outs. Rodríguez left before Seattle tied it up at 1 on a single from Crawford.

Jose Altuve opened the second Houston with a double on a line drive to left field. Alex Bregman singled with an out and Altuve was thrown to the plate.

A brace from Alvarez brought in Bregman to give the Astros a 2-1 lead. Kyle Tucker then singled another run home.

TRAINING ROOM

Mariners: OF Kyle Lewis, who has been away since suffering a concussion on May 28, is still suffering from symptoms and has yet to resume baseball activities. …RF Mitch Haniger (sprained right ankle) is not walking yet but has been batting in the cage. There is no timetable for his return.

NEXT

Mariners: Seattle has a day off Thursday before playing the Boston Red Sox in the opening game of an 11-game home stand on Friday night.

Astros: Houston is also on Thursday off before opening a three-game interleague series with Miami on Friday night.

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Emma Bowman

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