SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are glad to get a win any way they can get one.
J.A. Happ earned his first victory with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
“A win’s a win,” Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said.
Acquired from Toronto in an offseason trade, Happ (1-1) won in his third start. He gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out five.
Reliever Yoervis Medina walked the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth before striking out Chris Carter, who had homered an inning earlier.
“Lost his slot and couldn’t get it back,” McClendon said of Medina’s struggles. “Fortunately, he was able to throw a hanging slider that was so bad he couldn’t hit it.”
Fernando Rodney escaped a first-and-third, one-out jam in the ninth for his…
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