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Astros 7, Mariners 3: Houston rushes Paxon for first win post All-Star Break

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Astros don't look back after a leadoff home run from George Springer.

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The Houston Astros were in control throughout Friday's 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field open the second half of the 2016 MLB season.

The Astros set the tone early with his third leadoff home run of the season.

Doug Fister kept  his former team in check for the first two innings. The only hard hit found a gap for the Mariners came from Ketel Marte in the third inning. Marte hit a ball over center fielder Carlos Gomez's head. Gomez rebounded by gunning down Marte as he attempted to get a triple. The call was originally safe, but the play was reviewed and overturned.

In the third and fourth innings, the Astros picked up two singles and lost momentum by grounding into double plays.

The game broke open in the fifth inning. Evan Gattis and Jake Marisnick hit back-to-back doubles to score one run. Marisnick was thrown out at home on fielder's choice. Marwin Gonzalez singled to put runners on the corners.

Following a wild pitch, Jose Altuve was intentionally walked. Another wild pitch scored Springer from third.

Carlos Corea scored two more runs with a double to center. Correa made an impressive move to score from second on a third wild pitch -- the ball kicked far away from Chris Iannetta.

The only inning of real trouble for Doug Fister came in the bottom of the fifth. Dae-Ho Lee hit a one-out double, Adam Lind singled to put runners on the corners and Leonys Martin walked to load the bases. A wild pitch scored one run and Shawn O'Malley doubles to score two more runs.

Marwin Gonzalez hit his seventh home run of the season in the seventh inning to put Houston up 7-3.

Michael Feliz, Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson and Chris Devenski cobmined to pitch the final four innings without giving up a run. Feliz, Giles and Devenski picked up two strikeouts each.