Final Score: Seattle 8, Houston 7

Houston, TX ( - Robinson Cano and Willie Bloomquist each had
two  RBI as  the Seattle Mariners defeated  the Houston  Astros, 8-7,  in the
rubber  match of  a three-game  set. John  Buck collected  three hits  with an
RBI, while  Dustin Ackley,  Michael Saunders  and Corey Hart each knocked in a
run  for  Seattle, which  has won five  of its last  six. Brandon Maurer (1-0)
picked  up  his first win of  the season, allowing  four runs on six hits with
three  strikeouts over  five innings.  Danny  Farquhar pitched  the final  two
innings  to  earn his first  save of the season.  Alex Presley homered for the
Astros,  who have  lost four of their  last five. Marc Krauss and Chris Carter
each  knocked  in a  pair of runs  in the setback.  Collin McHugh (2-1) lasted
just   four  frames,  taking  his  first  loss  in  a  Houston  uniform  after
surrendering  six  runs  --  five  earned  --  with  four  strikeouts.  McHugh
allowed  just  one  earned run  in  his  first  two  starts, pitching  15  1/3
innings with 19 strikeouts.

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