Gonzales shuts down Astros as Mariners roll to 6-1 victory
And when you do that to anybody I think it takes the wind out of their sails,” Gonzales said. That’s it.”Gonzales was dominant on the mound, Evan White broke open a tight game with a three-run homer in the seventh and the Mariners beat the Astros 6-1 Monday night. The win also improved Seattle’s slim hopes of catching the Astros for second place and a guaranteed playoff spot. It was just the third victory for Seattle in its past 27 meetings with Houston over the last two seasons. McCullers struck out Jose Marmolejos and Luis Torrens, but couldn’t get White.
Mariners rally to topple Athletics 6-5 in DH opener
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE – Kyle Lewis sparked Seattle’s rally with a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, helping the Mariners top the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Monday in the opener of a doubleheader. But Seattle chipped away and scored twice in the sixth inning against Oakland’s bullpen to move in front for good. The win pulled Seattle within one game of idle Houston for second place in the AL West. Lewis hit his 10th homer in the fifth inning to pull Seattle within 5-4 and end Luzardo’s day. A’s manager Bob Melvin planned to play Lamb in the second game of the doubleheader.