O’Malley, Morrison Shine Late, Lift Seattle Over Astros 8-3
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Shawn O'Malley had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run eighth inning, and Logan Morrison padded the lead with a three-run shot in the ninth to help the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
It was the 2015 debut for O'Malley, who appeared in 11 games for the Los Angeles Angels last season, but spent all year in Triple-A before being called up Tuesday. He also had a run-scoring single in the second.
The Mariners had runners at second and third with no outs in the eighth inning after an error by Pat Neshek (3-5). The miscue came when he fielded a sacrifice bunt by Jesus Sucre but his throw sailed over the head of 5-foot-5 Jose Altuve, who was covering first base.
O'Malley's line drive to right field scored Logan Morrison to put Seattle on top 4-3.