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Cristian Javier, Astros allow just 2 hits in 2-0 win over Mariners

Apr 27, 2021, 8:19 PM
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Anthony Misiewicz #38 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners throws out Michael Brantley #23 of the Houston Astros at first base during the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros hands a foul ball to Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros hits a sacrfice fly to left field during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners reacts to hitting a pop fly during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Cristian Javier #53 of the Houston Astros reacts to getting out of the sixth inning of their game against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros high fives Myles Straw #3 after scoring during the fourth inning of their game against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Taylor Trammell #20 of the Seattle Mariners fields a single to center field hit by Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Sam Haggerty #0 of the Seattle Mariners reacts to getting thrown out at first base by Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Sam Haggerty #0 of the Seattle Mariners reacts to getting thrown out at first base by Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners hits a single during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Cristian Javier #53 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Marco Gonzales #7 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 27: Marco Gonzales #7 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier combined with two relievers on a two-hitter, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night to get above .500 as they bounced back from a long skid.

Astros 2, Mariners 0: Box Score

Javier (3-0) allowed two hits in seven innings — both by Kyle Seager — struck out six and walked three. He extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings over three starts and lowered his season ERA to 0.87.

Brooks Raley and Ryan Pressly each pitched a perfect inning, with Pressly getting his third save.

Seattle did not move a runner past second.

Houston has won five of six to reach 12-11, a spurt that followed nine losses in 10 games.

Seattle has lost three in a row.

Yordan Álvarez had a sacrifice fly and Kyle Tucker an RBI single in a two-run fourth off Marco Gonzales (1-3), who allowed five hits in six innings with four strikeouts. Gonzales has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last three starts.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: INF Shed Long, Jr. (right shin stress fracture) was transferred from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL. … Seattle claimed INF Jack Mayfield off waivers from the Angels and optioned him to the alternate training site.

Astros: RHP Pedro Báez (right shoulder soreness) was transferred to the 60-day IL on Monday. “He had a setback where he had some tenderness in his shoulder, and … he’s been on not quite 30 days and doesn’t look like he would be back prior to the 60 (days), and we needed the spot,” manager Dusty Baker said. … LHP Framber Valdéz (left index finger fracture) is ahead of schedule on his rehab, according to pitching coach Brent Strom, but Strom would not give a timetable for when Valdéz might return.

UP NEXT

Houston RHP Zack Greinke (2-1, 2.76 ERA) will start against Seattle RHP Justin Dunn (1-0, 3.68) in the third game of the four-game series on Wednesday night.

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