More Astro domination by Robinson Cano. The Mariners' second baseman cranked a three-run bomb in the first inning to jumpstart the Seattle Mariners en route to beating Houston 12-4 today to keep pressure on the other AL wild-card contenders.

Kyle Seager sealed the win with a three-run drive in the eighth inning, his 30th dinger this season, as Seattle pulled within 1½ games of Baltimore for the second AL wild card. Houston fell three games back as its magic number for elimination was cut to two.

Cano's career-best 36th home run off of former Seattle property Doug Fister (12-13), landed in the first row in left field. Cano has nine round-trippers and 25 RBIs in 19 games versus Houston this year.