Mariners Use the Long Ball to Beat Astros
Robinson Cano had a three-run shot in the seventh inning, one of the Seattle Mariners' season-high four homers in a 10-4 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Mike Zunino had a two-run drive in the second, Michael Saunders added a pair on his long ball in the fourth and Brad Miller homered two batters later to help the Mariners to their eighth win in 10 games.
Heralded prospect Taijuan Walker (1-0) allowed homer runs to George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez early before settling down to strike out six in six innings in his season debut after dealing with a shoulder problem.
Rookie James Jones had a career-high four hits and his second three-steal game. He's the second player in franchise history and first since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004 to have at least four hits and three steals in a game.
Houston starter Collin McHugh (4-7) allowed five hits, five runs and tied a career high with three home runs in six innings.