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Astros finish sweep of M’s

Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

SEATTLE – Brad Peacock gave up one run in six innings and Chris Carter singled in two runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

The Astros – who have the worst record in the majors (50-96) – won all three games in Seattle for their third sweep of the season, and first since early June.

In the lone bright spot for the Mariners, Kendrys Morales hit the 100th home run of his career. Seattle has lost four straight at home and starts a 10-game trip on Friday.

Peacock (5-5) allowed four hits, struck out four, walked one and retired the final nine batters he faced. The right-hander has pitched into the sixth inning or deeper five times in his six starts since being called up from Triple-A on Aug. 4. In his five previous starts for the Astros – all in April – he never got past the fifth.

Josh Zeid got out of an eighth-inning jam and finished the ninth for his first career save.

Brandon Maurer (4-8) allowed five runs – all scoring with two outs – and seven hits in three innings.

It was the first major league start for Maurer since May 28. The rookie right-hander started the season in the M’s rotation but was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma on May 29.


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