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Carlos Correa gives Astros win over Mariners in 10

Reuters
Reuters
 2021-09-08
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EditorsNote: update 2: revises fourth graf to reflect Oakland’s loss

Carlos Correa delivered a walk-off double leading off the 10th inning as the Houston Astros claimed a 5-4 victory over the visiting Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Correa drove home Yuli Gurriel, who started the inning on second base, with a double that bounced over the wall in right-center field. Correa struck his blow against Seattle right-hander Yohan Ramirez (1-3), the Mariners’ sixth reliever of the game.

The Astros were 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Houston (81-57) has won two straight against Seattle (75-64) to extend its lead over the Mariners in 6 1/2 games in the American League West. The third-place Oakland A’s (74-64) are seven games back.

Alex Bregman hit a two-run, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth to breathe new life into the Astros. His eighth homer of the season carried 384 feet to left-center field and erased a 4-2 deficit.

Kyle Seager drilled a 1-2 fastball from Astros reliever Yimi Garcia 409 feet into the right-center field seats for a solo shot in the sixth inning. His 34th homer of the season gave the Mariners a 3-2 lead.

After facing just two batters over the minimum through four innings, Astros starter Jake Odorizzi appeared poised to escape a two-on, no-out jam in the fifth before Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford produced a two-out, two-strike double that drove home Luis Torrens and Jarred Kelenic.

The hit leveled the score 2-2.

Torrens added an RBI single in the ninth inning, following a one-out double by Abraham Toro, boosting the Mariners’ lead to 4-2. But Seattle closer Paul Sewald could not protect the lead, nearly allowing a game-tying blast to Michael Brantley to right-center before Bregman left little doubt.

Houston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third inning, with Jose Altuve hitting his 26th home run -- and first since July 30 -- with two outs. Brantley then singled before Bregman delivered a run-scoring double.

Bregman chased Mariners starter Logan Gilbert with an infield single that pushed Brantley to third with one out in the fifth. Mariners reliever Anthony Misiewicz entered and retired Yordan Alvarez and Gurriel in succession to snuff the Houston rally and preserve the 2-2 deadlock.

When Correa and Kyle Tucker reached safely to open the sixth, Mariners reliever Casey Sadler recovered with three consecutive outs to strand Correa at second base.

Brantley opened the seventh with a double to the wall in right-center but did not advance as Seattle reliever Drew Steckenrider set down Bregman, Alvarez and Gurriel in order.

--Field Level Media

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