Mariners 3, Astros 1
HOUSTON — Joe Saunders pitched effectively into the sixth inning for his first win in a month, and the Mariners won their third straight game. Kendrys Morales, Nick Franklin and Dustin Ackley drove in a run each for Seattle, which had lost six in a row before the series against the major league-worst Astros. Saunders earned his first win since Aug. 4 at Baltimore. The left-hander was 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA in his previous four starts.