Mariners Outlast Houston, Win 9-8 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Mariners Outlast Houston, Win 9-8

Posted:

HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Smoak homered to cap an eight-run burst in the seventh inning, leading Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 9-8 Saturday.

Four straight walks started the Mariners' big burst as they overcame a 2-1 deficit.

Iwakuma (1-0) made his first appearance after starting the season on the disabled list because of a sprained middle finger.

Iwakuma allowed four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. Fernando Rodney escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and finished for his seventh save.

Dallas Keuchel (2-2) left after walking the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh.

Smoak, Robinson Cano, Stefen Romero and Michael Saunders each had two hits in Seattle's highest-scoring game since a 10-3 win over the Angels on March 31.

Jonathan Villar and Chris Carter each homered in Houston's four-run seventh as the Astros dropped to 10-20. Carter also tripled and Marwin Gonzalez had three hits.

After Keuchel was pulled, reliever Jose Cisnero walked Mike Zunino to force home the tying run. Saunders then hit a two-run double, and Romero and Cano each added RBI singles. Kyle Seager doubled home a run before Smoak's two-run homer off Raul Valdes.

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon was ejected in the seventh after the walk that loaded the bases. Catcher Jason Castro went to the mound to talk to Keuchel, and when he began walking back to the plate, McClendon was tossed for arguing by umpire James Hoye.

Carter hit an RBI triple to the center-field hill in the eighth and scored on Alex Presley's single, making it 9-8. After Yoervis Medina walked the bases loaded, Rodney induced Jose Altuve to fly out.

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Mariners Land Jackson As Part Of David Price Trade And Other Deadline Moves

    Mariners Land Jackson As Part Of David Price Trade And Other Deadline Moves

    The Seattle Mariners have acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that sent 2012 Cy Young award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to Detroit, as confirmed by ESPN's Jayson Stark.The Mariners sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay as part of the deal, while it is reported that Detroit sent left hand pitcher Drew Smyly and infield prospect Willy Adames to complete the haul for Price.In Jackson the Mariners get the consistent out...>>
    The Seattle Mariners have acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that sent 2012 Cy Young award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to Detroit, as confirmed by ESPN's Jayson Stark.The Mariners sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay as part of the deal, while it is reported that Detroit sent left hand pitcher Drew Smyly and infield prospect Willy Adames to complete the haul for Price.In Jackson the Mariners get the consistent out...>>
  • Shock Talk: DB Bryant Nnabuife On The Playoffs

    Shock Talk: DB Bryant Nnabuife On The Playoffs

    Spokane Shock defensive back Bryant Nnabuife joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Thursday, July 31.>>
    Spokane Shock defensive back Bryant Nnabuife joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Thursday, July 31.
    >>
  • Spokane Drops Second Straight To The Hops

    Spokane Drops Second Straight To The Hops

    Spokane dropped its third game in a row on Thursday night as the Hillsboro Hops rode a four-run first inning to a 5-3 victory at Avista Stadium. >>
    Spokane dropped its third game in a row on Thursday night as the Hillsboro Hops rode a four-run first inning to a 5-3 victory at Avista Stadium. >>