The Astros offense hasn’t been in a vicious circle of not succeeding and feeling the pressure to succeed through the team's first eight games. The Astros were finally able to break out of that funk, at least for one game, setting a new season high for runs with seven in a 7-5 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
George Springer continued to do George Springer things, hitting his fourth leadoff home run of the season — his third leadoff home run against the Mariners.
Houston appeared to follow the same formula it had all season, falling behind 3-2 entering the sixth inning. But the Astros finally got a few breaks to go their way.
With two outs and two on, Yuli Gurriel hit a high, hard chopper off home plate against James Pazos that bounced high enough to allow Gurriel to collect an infield single.
Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis hit a fly ball that donked off the glove of right fielder Mitch Haniger as he attempted to make a sliding catch, allowing three runs to score.
Alex Bregman added another run with a RBI single to put Houston up 6-3.
Joe Musgrove exited in the bottom frame of the inning after allowing two Mariners to reach, and Will Harris left them stranded.
Jose Altuve got his first extra-base hit of the season with a double in the ninth, he would later score on a Carlos Beltran single. The run would help ease the pressure as Ken Giles again struggled in the ninth.
Giles gave up two runs on one hit and two walks.