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Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 2-1 loss to the Houston Astros

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Houston Astros' Josh Reddick celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 28, 2019, in Houston. (David J. Phillip / AP)
Houston Astros' Josh Reddick celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 28, 2019, in Houston. (David J. Phillip / AP)
By Gene Warnick The Spokesman-Review

Yuli Gurriel homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Houston Astros a 2-1 victory against the Mariners on Friday night.

Gurriel’s homer came off M’s right-hander Matt Festa (0-2).

The Astros tied the score on Josh Reddick’s two-out homer in the eighth off M’s reliever Anthony Bass to force extra innings.

The Mariners took a 1-0 lead in the third on Austin Nola’s first major-league home run.

M’s left-hander Tommy Milone pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out two, after reliever Matt Carasiti opened with a scoreless first.

The Astros’ Will Harris (2-1) pitched one inning of relief for the victory.

Of note

3B Kyle Seager was scratched from the lineup a couple of hours before the game as he continues to deal with a sore right wrist that has kept him out of the past three games. … LHP Jesse Biddle, designated for assignment earlier this week, was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. The M’s acquired Biddle as part of the May 20 trade with Atlanta that sent RHP Anthony Swarzak to the Braves. Biddle with 0-0 with a 9.82 ERA in 11 appearances for Seattle. … The Mariners had three players selected to participate in the Futures All-Star Game, scheduled for July 7 as part of All-Star Week in Cleveland. OF Jarred Kelenic, RHP Justin Dunn and 1B Evan White will play for the American League team. … RHP Juan Then, the 19-year-old right-hander reacquired from the New York Yankees in the deal for Edwin Encarnacion earlier this month, pitched five scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts to get the win as the Everett AquaSox defeated the Vancouver Canadians 7-1 Thursday night in the Northwest League.

By the numbers

.392 and .939: Daniel Vogelbach’s on-base percentage and on-base plus slugging entering Friday’s game, leading American League designated hitters in both categories. He’s just ahead of Minnesota’s Nelson Cruz and Boston’s J.D. Martinez.

Our take from Right Field

It was a good ballgame against the first-place team in the division. J.P. Crawford got two more hits to extend his hitting streak to five games. Tommy Milone pitched well again after the use of an opener. And the M’s might have found their top option as opener in right-hander Matt Carasiti, who has two scoreless appearances in that role.

Up next

The M’s continue a three-game series at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in Houston. LHP Yusei Kikuchi (4-5, 5.11 ERA) is scheduled to face Astros RHP Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.67).

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