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Astros 8, Mariners 1: McHugh, Gomez blast Mariners

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Carlos Gomez's grand slam was the icing on the cake in the Astros 8-1 in Seattle.

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A day after the Astros lost 1-0 to the Mariners, everything was clicking on Sunday in the team's 8-1 win. Collin McHugh worked around a few jams to pitch six scoreless innings. Jose Altuve and Carlos Gomez blasted a pair of home runs to put the Astros in the driver seat and the Mariners and Seattle committed four errors to hurt his cause.

The Mariners errors helped the Astros earlier as Marwin Gonzalez stole third base and scored on an error by Kyle Seager. The Mariners threatened in the bottom of the first with the bases loaded and one out. McHugh struck out Seager and forced a ground out from Dae-Ho Lee to end the inning.

The Astros waisted another scoring chance in the second inning after Luis Valbuena doubled to open the frame but Mike Montgomery retired Danny Worth, Jake Marisnick, and George Springer in order.

Jose Altuve made the score 3-0 with a two-run home with Gonzalez on board. The Mariners loaded the bases again with no out in the third but McHugh again struck out Seager and got Lee to ground into a double play.

Gonzalez and Altuve combined again in the fifth inning for a run, Gonzalez doubled and scored on an Altuve single.

The game was broken open with a massive home run from Carlos Gomez that plated four and pushed the scored to 8-0.

The Mariners would squeak across a run against Chris Devenski, but only the one run in the eighth. Tony Sipp gave up a double to Seth Smith but was able to finish the game in the ninth.