Altuve’s Bat Lifts Astros Past Mariners in Extra Innings
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Houston Astros to their seventh straight victory, 3-2 over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
Marwin Gonzalez doubled down the right-field line with one out against reliever Dominic Leone (0-2). After a walk to pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus, Altuve got his third hit of the game — a lined single to left field to drive in Gonzalez with his first career walk-off hit.
Luke Gregerson (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th to pick up the win.
The Mariners took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Nelson Cruz's double-play grounder with the bases loaded, and Kyle Seager's RBI single.
Evan Gattis had a run-scoring grounder in the bottom of the inning, and then had another in the sixth to tie the score.