Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Marwin Gonzalez homered and the Astros bullpen
allowed just one hit over four innings as Houston downed the Seattle Mariners,
3-2, on Tuesday night.
Bud Norris (3-2) lasted just five innings but surrendered just one run for
Houston, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Jose Veras pitched a
perfect ninth for his second save of the year.
Matt Dominguez sprayed two hits for the Astros, who won despite striking out a
combined 15 times.
Hisashi Iwakuma (2-1) was brilliant in the losing effort, striking out a
season-best 11 batters. Iwakuma did yield six hits and three runs -- two
earned -- in five innings of work.
Kendry Morales had two hits, including his third home run of the season,
while Justin Smoak and Michael Morse each went 2-for-4.
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