Mariners 3, Astros 2
HOUSTON — Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer after Nick Franklin gave the Mariners an early lead with a solo shot to help end a six-game skid and hand the Astros their third straight loss. Franklin put Seattle on top with his one-out homer off Jordan Lyles in the first inning. Raul Ibanez singled to start the fourth. Gutierrez's homer to leftfield with one out pushed Seattle's lead to 3-0. Gutierrez had three of the Mariners' six hits to finish a triple shy of the cycle.