Joe Saunders vs Bud Norris Battle Sees Houston Fall 10-7
Brad Miller swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 5 runs as his Mariners defeated Houston 10-7 at Minute Maid Park.
Seattle was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Seattle got 5 1/3 innings from Joe Saunders, who gave up 3 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Mariners got 5 RBIs from Brad Miller in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Bud Norris worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 5 hits from Brandon Barnes in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 16 hits, while Seattle only had 11.
Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.