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W:F.Hernandez(2-2) L:B.Peacock(1-2)
HR: SEA- K.Morales (2), J.Montero (1), K.Seager (2) HOU- R.Ankiel (5)
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American League Game Summary - Seattle at Houston



(Monday, April 22nd)

Final Score: Seattle 7, Houston 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Seattle Mariners' offense finally scored some runs and helped Felix Hernandez pick up his 100th career win.

Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero each smacked a two-run homer in the Seattle Mariners' 7-1 win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game set.

Hernandez (2-2) fanned nine and surrendered five hits and a walk over six scoreless frames for the Mariners, who had dropped five of their last six games coming in.

Hernandez had been stuck on 99 wins since his Opening Day victory at Oakland. He suffered subsequent losses to the White Sox and Rangers before taking a no- decision against the Tigers on Wednesday.

"It's a great accomplishment," said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. "I'm glad it's behind him. Obviously, it's something you can't not think about as a pitcher, a player, or even as a manager or coach. I was really happy for him to be able to accomplish that. And to do that at such a young age, he's accomplished so much."

Seattle's offense, which averaged an American-League worst 3.05 runs per contest coming in, had totaled only 13 runs over its last eight games.

Rick Ankiel hit a solo shot for Houston, which has lost eight of its last nine tilts. Brad Peacock (1-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings to pick up the loss.

"It's tough," said Carlos Pena. "We take pride in what we do and everytime we lose, it just eats away a little piece of us. There's no doubt about that."

The M's opened the scoring with a run in the first and plated a pair in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings to jump out to a big lead.

Justin Smoak grounded an RBI single down the first base line with runners on the corners and two away in the opening frame. Seager belted a no-doubt two- run shot into the second deck in the third, while Montero cracked a two-run blast off the facade in left-center in the fourth.

Kendrys Morales hit a towering solo homer into the first couple row of seats and Montero lifted a sacrifice fly to right later in the fifth to give the M's a 7-0 advantage.

The Astros got on the board in the seventh when Ankiel launched a solo shot into the Crawford Boxes in left.

Game Notes

Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored a run for Seattle ... Peacock has not gotten past the fifth inning this season ... The M's were 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

04/23 02:43:27 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
8th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
7th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
5th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
6th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 87
ATL 97
 
4th
CLE 102
BRK 77
 
4th
MEM 75
DAL 73
 
4th
OKC 86
DET 94
 
4th
NOP 92
HOU 89
 
4th
SAN 92
LAL 105
 
4th
MIA 66
PHI 84
 
4th
NYK 78
TOR 77
 
4th
MIN 86
UTA 95
 
4th
BOS 88
WAS 105
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6