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W:J.Saunders(11-13) L:D.Keuchel(5-8) S:D.Farquhar (11)
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American League Game Summary - Seattle at Houston



(Saturday, August 31st)

Final Score: Seattle 3, Houston 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Joe Saunders and three Mariners relievers continued to keep the light-hitting Houston Astros off balance as Seattle came away with a 3-1 victory Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Saunders (11-13) allowed just one unearned run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings, while Carter Capps, Yoervis Medina and Danny Farquhar kept the Astros off the board the rest of the way.

"We had opportunities offensively and misplayed some balls defensively, (but) in the end we won the ball game," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.

Kendrys Morales, Nick Franklin and Dustin Ackley all pushed a run across in the first inning against Dallas Keuchel.

Morales singled in Brad Miller, Franklin worked a bases-loaded walk and Ackley hit into a run-scoring groundout to cap the productive frame.

Keuchel (5-8) faced the minimum from the second through the seventh innings, but the only run of support he got came in the fourth when Brandon Barnes scored on a Nick Franklin error.

Cody Clark had two chances with runners in scoring position but bounced into an inning-ending fielder's choice with the bases loaded in the second, then grounded out to short to leave runners on second and third in the fourth.

Farquhar worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth to post his 11th save and hand the Mariners their third straight win to open this four-game set.

The Astros finished 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and have managed a mere eight runs during their five-game slide.

"We just can't seem to be able to get the big hit," Astros manager Bo Porter said.

Game Notes

Neither team recorded an extra-base hit ... Keuchel struck out eight over seven innings and was charged with three runs on four hits and two walks ... Saunders had pitched to a 7.71 ERA over his previous seven starts ... The Mariners have won five straight road games for the first time since winning six in a row from April 17-30, 2011 ... Seattle leads the season series, 10-5.

09/01 02:48:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8
 
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
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
9th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
8th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
7th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
1st
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 96
ATL 107
 
4th
CLE 110
BRK 81
 
4th
MEM 78
DAL 84
 
4th
OKC 95
DET 101
 
4th
NOP 105
HOU 100
 
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
 
4th
MIA 74
PHI 89
 
4th
NYK 83
TOR 85
 
4th
MIN 98
UTA 103
 
4th
BOS 93
WAS 116
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
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POR
LAC
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SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8