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Mariners clobber Astros

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Cano and Mike Zunino each drove in three runs to lead the Seattle Mariners in a 10-4 pounding of the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series.

Cano hit a three-run home run, Zunino added a two-run shot and James Jones had four hits and scored twice for the Mariners, who have won eight of their last 10 games.

Taijuan Walker (1-0), called up prior to the game, pitched six innings and gave up three runs on five hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts. One of the top pitching prospects in baseball, it was his fourth career start, three of which have come against Houston.

George Springer hit a two-run home run while Marwin Gonzalez added a solo home run and two RBI for the Astros, who have lost six of nine.

Collin McHugh (4-7) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over six innings to drop his fourth straight start.

06/30 23:33:12 ET