Springer's infield hit lifts Astros past Mariners in 11 innings
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - George Springer's infield single in the 11th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners in the first matchup of a three-game set.
Jose Altuve singled to lead off the 11th and Dexter Fowler followed with a bunt single. Carlos Corporan then reached on a fielder's choice when his sacrifice bunt was fielded by pitcher Charlie Furbush (0-3), who fired to third but Altuve slid in safely to load the bases.
Springer, who entered the at-bat 0-for-5 with four strikeouts, hit a high chopper to third that Kyle Seager was unable to field cleanly as Altuve raced home for the win.
Anthony Bass (1-0) didn't allow a base runner in two innings of relief to earn the win.
Marc Krauss knocked in a pair of runs for the Astros, while Altuve had three hits and Jonathan Villar added an RBI.
Mike Zunino slammed his fourth homer of the season, knocking in two and Kyle Seager had two RBI for Seattle, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
05/03 00:26:36 ET