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Offbeat Cruz, Paxton power Mariners over Cole, Astros 2-0

08:00  31 july  2018
08:00  31 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Cruz , Paxton power Mariners over Cole , Astros 2 - 0 . James Paxton exceled in his return from the disabled list, Nelson Cruz had a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2 - 0 on Monday night.

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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) © The Associated Press Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE — James Paxton exceled in his return from the disabled list, Nelson Cruz had a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Monday night.

Astros starter Gerrit Cole (10-3) carried a no-hitter into the sixth, but Jean Segura ended it with a two-out infield single. Two batters later, Cruz lined his double down the left-field line.

Cole was perfect through four innings while locked in a duel with Paxton (9-4), who was making his first start since leaving a July 12 game in Anaheim because of lower back inflammation.

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SEATTLE – James Paxton excelled in his return from the disabled list, Nelson Cruz had a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2 - 0 on Monday night. Astros starter Gerrit Cole (10-3) carried a no-hitter into the sixth, but Jean Segura ended it with a

James Paxton outdueled Gerrit Cole as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Houston Astros 2 - 0 Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the American League West’s top two teams. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run double for Seattle, sending the defending World Series champion

Cole retired the first 12 batters he faced, striking out six, until he hit Cruz with a pitch leading off the fifth. After Segura's single, Denard Span hit a clean single to right-center, and Cruz hit a first-pitch slider inside third base. Segura scored easily, and the ball caromed off the protruding side wall, allowing Span to narrowly beat catcher Max Stassi's tag after a strong throw by left fielder Marwin Gonzalez.

Paxton was brilliant for Seattle, scattering three hits — two of them infield singles — over seven innings. He struck out eight, did not walk a batter, and threw 59 of his 82 pitches for strikes.

Cole allowed four hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out eight and walking two.

Mariners reliever Alex Colome covered the eighth and closer Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his 40th save. The Mariners improved to 63-43 and cut the lead of Houston (67-41) in the AL West to three games.

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FELIX'S FUTURE

Amid speculation that Felix Hernandez's spot in Seattle's rotation could be in jeopardy, Mariners manager Scott Servais said he and general manager Jerry Dipoto have decided to keep the veteran right-hander in the five-man rotation for the time being. Hernandez is 8-9 with a 5.58 ERA.

"That could change, but as of now it's where we're at," Servais said. "We'll continue to talk about it. You just want to do what you can to give your club the best chance to win every time out."

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: SSCarlos Correa, who has been on the disabled list since June 26 (lower back soreness), hit off a high-velocity machine and said it went well. He expects to play in minor league rehab games soon. ... 2B Jose Altuve, on the DL with right knee soreness since July 26, is in Houston to attend to family matters and is slated to rejoin the team in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager went on paternity leave Monday, creating the roster spot for Paxton's return. Servais said Austin Romine would play third in Seager's absence, which could last another day or two. "He should enjoy the day with his family," Servais said of Seager. "I'll probably talk to Kyle tonight or tomorrow and see where he's at family-wise." ... The Mariners made one more move, calling up infielder Zach Vincej from Triple-A Tacoma and optioning first baseman Daniel Vogelbach.

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James Paxton pitched six strong innings to earn his first victory of the season as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Houston Astros 2 -1 Monday night at Safeco Field. The Mariners tied it with two outs in the fourth as Nelson Cruz lined a 2 - 2 pitch from Dallas Keuchel ( 0 -3) just over the left field

Became the first Mariners pitcher to open a MLB career with a 3-game win streak (all appearances being starts) since Freddy Garcia in 1999. Seattle Mariners traded LHP James Paxton to New York Yankees for LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson and Dom Thompson-Williams.

UP NEXT:

Astros: RHP Charlie Morton (11-2, 2.89) gets the start for Houston on Tuesday. Morton beat the Mariners the only time he faced them this year on April 19 in Seattle, pitching seven scoreless innings and striking out eight while allowing three hits.

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (8-6, 4.15), who starts for Seattle on Tuesday, has thrown seven or more innings in seven of his 21 starts this season, including three outings of eight innings.

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