It's been a rough start for Seattle, who's now 0-3 on the year after falling to Houston in extra innings. The Mariners got the ball rolling with two runs in the fifth inning, but the Astros answered with two runs themselves in the seventh. Since regulation wasn't enough, both teams battled late into the night. Seattle looked like they finally broke through with a run in the top of the 13th inning, but Houston's leadoff hitter, George Springer (.308), was able to mercifully send everyone home with a three-run jack in the bottom of the frame.

Mariners still not generating much offense

Getting three runs was an improvement over the first two games, but the lack of offensive firepower has doomed Seattle in the first series of the season.

Their batting order collected six hits but also succumbed to 14 strikeouts. First baseman Danny Valencia (.154 avg) recorded three strikeouts in his six at-bats and also left six players on base. Seven runners were left in scoring position with two outs. On the lighter side, shortstop Jean Segura (.267 avg) had the best offensive output with two hits and two RBIs in his six at-bats.

Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton had a respectable outing giving up just two hits and striking out five in six innings of work. His team looked poised to give him the win, but immediate relief by Evan Scribner coughed up the lead and was drilled with both earned runs in the seventh inning.

Astros find heroics in late innings

Springer had all five RBIs in the contest. Before his three-run blast to end things, he was responsible for breaking the ice for Houston with a double in the second inning to reel in the first baseman Yulieski Gurriel and catcher Evan Gattis. The Astros' batting order featured four different players that had multiple hits, and they had 13 hits compared to 9 strikeouts.

Starting pitcher, Charlie Morton also grabbed a no-decision after giving up two earned runs on five hits in six innings of work. Reliever Brad Peacock got the win after taking out the rest of the Mariners in the top of the 13th, including two strikeouts.

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