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Jose Altuve homers, Justin Verlander dominates as Astros beat M’s 3-1

UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Jose Altuve homered for the fifth straight game, Justin Verlander struck out eight of the first 10 batters he faced and finished with a season-high 11, and the Houston Astros won their eighth straight beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1. Altuve homered for the sixth time in the past five games with a solo shot off Seattle starter Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning.
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Jose Altuve, Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams, Astros beat Seattle 10-6

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams and the Houston Astros limited heavy-hitting Seattle by using two starting pitchers in a 10-6 win over the Mariners on Friday night. Altuve’s career-best fourth straight game with a home run pushed the Astros’ major league-leading winning streak to seven games. Seattle’s consecutive game homer streak reached 16.

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Mariners batters adopt unique strategy to hassle pitchers

Scott Servais wouldn’t take credit for it. And he wouldn’t share who actually came up with the concept. But when the Mariners manager was asked about his team’s relentless approach at the plate and its ability to torment starting pitchers, he talked about an observation made by someone in the baseball operations department.
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Mitch Haniger HR lifts Mariners over Royals as Whit Merrifield sets KC hit-streak mark

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Mitch Haniger hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Royals 6-5 after Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to a Kansas City-record 31 games. Merrifield’s RBI bunt single in the seventh tied it at 5 and moved him past Hall of Famer George Brett for the Royals mark. Haniger took Brad Boxberger deep, lifting Seattle to 12-2 following an offseason roster overhaul.