Valbuena Hits Two Homers in Houston’s 7-5 Victory Over Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a pair of solo home runs, including a go-ahead eighth-inning shot, to give the Houston Astros a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners Monday night.
Valbuena, who started the scoring with a blast in the first inning, opened the eighth with a homer to right on 1-1 pitch from Danny Farquhar (0-1). It was his fifth this season.
It was the first home run allowed by a Mariners reliever this season. Jed Lowrie added an RBI single in the inning.
Colby Rasmus also had his second home run on a 2-0 pitch from starter Hisashi Iwakuma in the fifth.
Tony Sipp (1-0), who worked the seventh and eighth, picked up the victory.