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Astros 5, Mariners 2: Rainbow Warriors return the favor, end Mariners streak

Josh Reddick did it all for the Astros on Saturday night.

MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros’ four-game winning streak ended on Friday night. The Astros ended the Mariners’ six-game winning streak on Saturday night behind Josh Reddick and Lance McCullers.

The Astros held on to a 5-2 win over the Mariners.

Reddick blasted a two-run home run and nabbed two line drives on the run in the first and seventh inning.

Lance McCullers ease back into the rotation from the DL, he allowed one run on four hits over five innings. McCullers struck out eight and walked none.

Will Harris (1.0 IP), Tony Sipp (1/3 IP), Luke Gregerson (2/3 IP), and Chris Devenski (1 IP) bridged the gap to the ninth inning for Ken Giles. In total, the bullpen allowed just two hits and zero walks. It was at that point that Giles made things interesting.

Giles quickly put the tying run at the plate with a double by Nelson Cruz and two walks. Mike Zunino stepped into the box with the bases loaded, Giles issued a walk with a 3-2 count.

Giles rebounded by striking out Carlos Ruiz to end the game.

Where Carlos Ruiz couldn't come through with the bases loaded, Brian McCann did. McCann plated the deciding runs in the seventh inning with a flyball down the right field line. Mitch Haniger narrowly missed catching the ball. McCann coasted into second base while George Springer, Josh Reddick, and Carlos Correa scored.