Astros Blank Mariners


Josh James and four relievers combined on a six-hit shutout as the Astros blanked the Mariners 7-0 in Houston.  James pitched into the sixth and struck out seven for his first big league win.  Marwin Gonzalez launched a two-run homer to help key Houston's offense.  The 'Stros lead the A's by five games atop the AL West.  Their magic number to clinch is seven.  Mike Leake gave up five runs over six-and-a-third innings to take the loss for Seattle.  Robinson Cano collected three of the M's six hits in defeat. 

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