Spotless SmithMariners RHP Carson Smith pitched a scoreless eighth inning in relief and has yet to allow a run in his major league career, spanning 20 games and 18 1-3 innings. It is a club record for most consecutive appearances and scoreless innings to open a career without allowing a run.
Streakin’ AltuveAltuve’s eight consecutive multi-hit games stand as the third longest streak in Astros history. He trails only Jesus Alou (1969) and Billy Hatcher (1987), both of whom had nine multi-hit games in a row.
Roster moveAfter the game, the Astros optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Fresno and recalled LHP Kevin Chapman.
Trainer’s roomAstros: SS Jed Lowrie, who tore a ligament in his right thumb in Monday’s win at San Diego, will have surgery Friday in Houston. He is expected back after the All-Star break. … LHP Brett Oberholtzer, sidelined with a blister on his left index finger, made his first official injury rehab assignment for Triple-A Fresno.
Up nextAstros: RHP Samuel Deduno (0-0-1, 2.89 ERA), who had his first career save on April 12 at Texas, starts in the second game of this weekend series. Deduno is 16-17 with a 4.43 ERA in 42 career starts. Mariners: LHP Roenis Elias (0-0, 3.85 ERA) will make his second start of the season since being called up from Triple-A Tacoma on April 26.
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