Coming into the game, many thought Justin Verlander would cruise against the Mariners. For the most part, he did.
However, he couldn’t get out of the 7th inning. He got one out and walked two straight batters. Both walks would later score after Will Harris took over.
Verlander’s final line: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 7 K, 0 BB.
The Mariners eventually fought back from down 3-0, 5-1 and 6-4 to tie the game 6-6 in the bottom of the 9th inning.
The game nearly ended in the bottom of the 10th, but Omar Narvaez wasn’t ready to be done.
Full count. Two outs. Solo shot. Narvaez hit a home run to tie the game 7-7.
Fast forward to the 14th inning, where Myles Straw led off the top of the inning with a triple. Yuli Gurriel smacked a ball deep enough to score Straw on a sacrifice fly.
The home half of the 14th was in doubt early as two of the first three batters struck out. With a runner on, the Mariners managed back-to-back walks with two outs.
Bases loaded for Shed Long. He got ahead in the count, 3-1, but he swung at a ball–that may have been ball four–and the game ended after the ball was caught in left field.
Winning Pitcher, (1-0) Chris Devenski: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
Losing Pitcher, (0-1) Matt Festa: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 K, 1 BB
The Mariners now head out for a 9-game road trip starting in Los Angeles against the Angels on Friday. Pregame coverage starts at 6 p.m. on 102.9/750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 1st … Yuli Gurriel RBI Single, 1-0 Astros.
Top 1st … Robinson Chirinos 2-Run Home Run, 3-0 Astros.
Bottom 1st … Daniel Vogelbach RBI Single, 3-1 Astros.
Top 5th … Alex Bregman Home Run, 4-1 Astros.
Top 7th … Jack Mayfield Home Run, 5-1 Astros.
Bottom 7th … Shed Long Ground Out, Fielder’s Choice, 5-2 Astros.
Bottom 7th … Dylan Moore RBI Single, 5-3 Astros.
Bottom 7th … Mallex Smith RBI Single, 5-4 Astros.
Top 8th … Tony Kemp Sacrifice Fly, 6-4 Astros.
Bottom 8th … Domingo Santana RBI Single, 6-5 Astros.
Bottom 9th … Edwin Encarnación RBI Single, 6-6.
Top 10th … Josh Reddick Sacrifice Fly, 7-6 Astros.
Bottom 10th … Omar Narvaez Home Run, 7-7. (2 Outs, 3-2 Count)
Top 14th … Gurriel Sacrifice Fly, 8-7 Astros.
Bottom 14th … Final Call, Astros Win 8-7.
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