Keuchel’s solid start helps Astros over Mariners, 8-3
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League’s first 16-game winner and lead the Houston Astros to 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Rookie Carlos Correa, who returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury, hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie and Hank Conger added solo shots to help the AL West-leading Astros to the victory.
Keuchel (16-6), who gave up six hits, improved to 12-0 at home this season and has won 13 straight in Houston dating back to last year to tie a franchise record set by Danny Darwin in 1989-90.
Lowrie and Conger homered in the fourth to put Houston up 3-1, before Correa’s shot broke it open in the fifth.
Vidal Nuno (0-3) yielded seven hits, five runs and tied a career-high with three homers, in six innings.