The Mariners defeated the Astros 5-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Logan Gilbert pitched eight dominant innings, Luis Urías and Cal Raleigh hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 5-0 on Saturday night.

Gilbert (3-0) allowed two hits, four walks and struck out six. He has allowed two runs or fewer in six of his seven starts.

“It’s nice and helps me catch my breath,” Gilbert said of the running support. “It gives me a lot of confidence to fill it. It gives me the freedom to do what I want to do and just try to maintain the momentum that they’ve already built.”

The right-hander was eliminated at times in 16 of 17 games. He was also aided by three double plays.

“He was super aggressive,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “He was in the strike zone. That's a good fastball hitting team, and you know you've got to get your secondary pitches involved, but you've got to get them over the plate. You have to land them. I thought his slider, his curveball and his splitter tonight was just a great command of making throws in the zone when they need to be and out of the zone to chase something.”

Servais said it was “probably the most complete game we’ve played all year.”

“What Logan did was fantastic,” Servais said. “Logan is on a roll. It's as good as we've ever seen him. He continues to make adjustments throughout the game. He and Cal did a great job tonight against that lineup.”

Urías hit a solo home run to center to open the fifth, and Raleigh added a two-run shot to left-center in the sixth. Mitch Garver hit an RBI double in the fourth and Ty France hit a double-play groundout off Raleigh in the second.

Astros starter Framber Valdez (1-1) allowed five runs on nine hits and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. He had allowed three runs or fewer in each of his previous three starts.

“I thought he threw the ball well,” Houston manager Joe Espada said. “He got a couple ground balls. His stuff looked really good. I think he made his pitches when he needed to. I think the story was that we couldn’t get much going offensively.”

Yordan Alvarez had two infield singles and Jeremy Peña scored Houston's only hit.

Trainer's room

Astros: RHP Cristian Javier (neck soreness) allowed three runs on three hits and three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings and threw 68 pitches in a rehab start with Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday. RHP Lance McCullers (right elbow surgery) threw himself off the top of the mound Saturday, Espada said. RHP Jose Urquidy (strained right forearm) is scheduled to have live batting practice on Sunday. OF Chas McCormick (right hamstring) ran on Saturday, Espada said, adding that he will hopefully run more on Sunday before taking batting practice and heading out for a rehab assignment “soon.”


Houston RHP Hunter Brown (0-4, 9.78 ERA) was scheduled to face Seattle RHP Bryce Miller (3-2, 2.04 ERA) in the finale of the three-game series on Sunday.

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