Kyle Seager crushed a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning for the Mariners in a 7-1 win over the Astros in Houston. Mike Zunino and Jean Segura also went deep for the M's, who have won five in-a-row. James Paxton struck out six across seven-and-two-third innings of one-run ball for his fifth win. Seattle leads the AL West at 38-and-22, now two games clear of Houston. Dallas Keuchel gave up all seven runs over six-and-two-third frames to fall to 3-and-8. Marwin Gonzalez had an RBI double for the 'Stros, who lost their third straight.
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