Healy helps Mariners rally to take 3rd straight from Astros

HOUSTON (AP) When Seattle reliever Alex Colome saw Houston's Tony Kemp knock his pitch into center field with one on in the eighth inning, he was certain it would be an extra-base hit.

Guillermo Heredia made sure that wasn't the case.

Heredia made a spectacular case to preserve Seattle's lead, Ryon Healy had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run, and the Mariners beat the Astros 3-2 on Saturday night.

It was yet another win in a close game by the Mariners, who have taken three straight from their AL West rivals and improved to 44-17 this season in games decided by one or two runs.

Seattle trailed 2-0 before scoring all of its runs with a two-out rally in the fourth. Nelson Cruz singled and scored on a double by Kyle Seager that sailed over Kemp's head in center field. Chris Hermann tripled to right field to tie it.

Healy put the Mariners on top with a single but was out at second trying to stretch it into a double.

With no outs and a runner at first in the eighth, Kemp hit a ball to center field that looked sure to drop in for a hit. Heredia raced to track it down and grabbed it as he fell to the ground. He popped up and threw to first to complete the double play.

''What a catch,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''Everybody knows G is an awesome defender and never takes pitches off, but that play, that was the game.''

Even Heredia didn't think he would be able to get to it off the bat.

''I charged the ball to catch it, but I didn't think I had a chance,'' he said. ''At the end I said: `Oh yeah, I got it.'''

An incredulous Kemp put both hands on his head as he slowly trotted back to the dugout.

''They put Heredia in for defense almost every night he doesn't play, so that tells you enough what they think about his defensive ability,'' Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. ''He got a pretty decent break on it. It was a sizeable gap ... and then the ball hangs up just enough that he makes a great circus catch. I still wasn't sure that he caught it until he came up ready to throw pretty excited.''

Colome said the catch, which helped him extend his streak of scoreless innings to 18 2/3, was the best he's seen while on the mound.

Wade LeBlanc (7-2) allowed three hits and two runs in five innings. Four relievers allowed a combined two hits in three innings before Edwin Diaz struck out two in a perfect ninth for his MLB-leading 45th save in 48 opportunities.

Charlie Morton (12-3) yielded seven hits and three runs in six innings for his first loss since July 1.

The Astros took an early lead on a two-run single by Tyler White in the second. Houston didn't have another baserunner until White walked to open the fifth. But LeBlanc got three routine outs to end the inning and his night.

Seattle had a chance to add to the lead in the sixth when Span singled to start the inning and Cruz singled with one out. But Seager grounded into a double play.

ALWAYS BE CLOSING

Diaz got his third save in as many games and his 45 saves are tied for second-most in a season in franchise history. Fernando Rodney ranks first with 48 in 2014.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, who hasn't pitched since April 27 because of a shoulder injury, will come off the disabled list to start on Sunday.

Astros: OF Jake Marisnick was placed on the 10-day disabled list with groin discomfort after he was injured running the bases on Friday night. OF Kyle Tucker was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take his spot on the roster.

UP NEXT

Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel (9-9, 3.53 ERA) opposes Ramirez (0-2, 10.24) when the series concludes on Sunday. Keuchel has won six of his last seven decisions and allowed just three hits and one run in his last start but did not factor in the decision in a 2-1 win over the Giants. Ramirez is taking Felix Hernandez's spot in the rotation after the longtime Mariners ace, who has struggled all season, was demoted to the bullpen on Thursday night.

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  • W: W. LeBlanc (7-2)L: C. Morton (12-3)S: E. Diaz (45)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF30000111.271.361.471.8330.5
D. Span LF30100021.278.357.444.8011.0
J. Segura SS40100003.305.336.434.7701.0
N. Cruz DH41200011.271.355.556.9102.5
K. Seager 3B41110002.229.276.419.6954.0
C. Herrmann C41110010.236.317.436.7544.5
M. Zunino C00000000.202.256.424.6800.0
R. Healy 1B40310010.236.269.440.7085.5
D. Gordon 2B40100002.276.298.338.6363.0
G. Heredia CF30000002.224.307.322.6290.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Kemp CF40000003.293.383.431.8150.0
    A. Bregman 3B30100101.278.382.516.8972.0
    C. Correa SS30000121.262.350.469.8190.0
    E. Gattis DH40000003.238.298.479.7770.0
    M. Gonzalez LF40000030.240.323.384.707-1.5
    Y. Gurriel 2B41100010.279.308.390.6981.5
    J. Reddick RF41100000.248.318.414.7323.0
    T. White 1B20120100.286.390.571.9624.0
    M. Stassi C30100022.246.330.432.7630.0
    D. Fisher PR0000-000.169.214.403.000-
    M. Maldonado C00000000.217.278.325.6030.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Seager (27), R. Healy 2 (13)
      • 3B - C. Herrmann (2)
      • RBI - K. Seager (63), C. Herrmann (4), R. Healy (57)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager (23), C. Herrmann, R. Healy (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, N. Cruz, D. Gordon, G. Heredia
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Reddick (12)
      • RBI - T. White 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Kemp, A. Bregman, E. Gattis 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Gordon (27)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Heredia (3)
      • DP - (Heredia-Healy)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick (7)
      • DP - 3 (Bregman-Gurriel-White; Morton-Correa-White; Gurriel-Correa-White)
      • E - M. Stassi
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. LeBlanc (W, 7-2)5.03222503.801.1417.5
      N. Vincent (H, 12)1.10000104.381.193.5
      Z. Duke (H, 13)0.10000004.811.700.0
      A. Warren (H, 3)0.10000002.971.380.0
      A. Colome (H, 22)1.02001003.121.230.0
      E. Diaz (S, 45)1.00000202.020.7811.0
      PITCHERSIP
      W. LeBlanc (W, 7-2)5.0
      N. Vincent (H, 12)1.1
      Z. Duke (H, 13)0.1
      A. Warren (H, 3)0.1
      A. Colome (H, 22)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 45)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Morton (L, 12-3)6.07331402.881.157.0
      T. Sipp0.21000101.521.08-0.5
      J. Smith0.10000003.690.950.0
      R. Osuna1.01000102.451.042.5
      H. Rondon1.01000002.111.082.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Morton (L, 12-3)6.0
      T. Sipp0.2
      J. Smith0.1
      R. Osuna1.0
      H. Rondon1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 90-55, N. Vincent 9-8, Z. Duke 3-2, A. Warren 9-6, A. Colome 16-9, E. Diaz 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 2-8, N. Vincent 2-1, Z. Duke 1-0, A. Warren 1-0
      • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 20, N. Vincent 4, Z. Duke, A. Warren, A. Colome 5, E. Diaz 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Morton (12)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 87-51, T. Sipp 12-8, J. Smith 4-2, R. Osuna 14-12, H. Rondon 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 7-3, R. Osuna 1-1, H. Rondon 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Morton 23, T. Sipp 3, J. Smith, R. Osuna 4, H. Rondon 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Haniger RF30000111.271.361.471.8330.5
      D. Span LF30100021.278.357.444.8011.0
      J. Segura SS40100003.305.336.434.7701.0
      N. Cruz DH41200011.271.355.556.9102.5
      K. Seager 3B41110002.229.276.419.6954.0
      C. Herrmann C41110010.236.317.436.7544.5
      M. Zunino C00000000.202.256.424.6800.0
      R. Healy 1B40310010.236.269.440.7085.5
      D. Gordon 2B40100002.276.298.338.6363.0
      G. Heredia CF30000002.224.307.322.6290.0
      Total33310301612-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Kemp CF40000003.293.383.431.8150.0
        A. Bregman 3B30100101.278.382.516.8972.0
        C. Correa SS30000121.262.350.469.8190.0
        E. Gattis DH40000003.238.298.479.7770.0
        M. Gonzalez LF40000030.240.323.384.707-1.5
        Y. Gurriel 2B41100010.279.308.390.6981.5
        J. Reddick RF41100000.248.318.414.7323.0
        T. White 1B20120100.286.390.571.9624.0
        M. Stassi C30100022.246.330.432.7630.0
        D. Fisher PR0000-000.169.214.403.000-
        M. Maldonado C00000000.217.278.325.6030.0
        Total3125203810-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Seager (27), R. Healy 2 (13)
          • 3B - C. Herrmann (2)
          • RBI - K. Seager (63), C. Herrmann (4), R. Healy (57)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Seager (23), C. Herrmann, R. Healy (22)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, N. Cruz, D. Gordon, G. Heredia
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Reddick (12)
          • RBI - T. White 2 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Kemp, A. Bregman, E. Gattis 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. Gordon (27)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - G. Heredia (3)
          • DP - (Heredia-Healy)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick (7)
          • DP - 3 (Bregman-Gurriel-White; Morton-Correa-White; Gurriel-Correa-White)
          • E - M. Stassi
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          W. LeBlanc (W, 7-2)5.03222503.801.1417.5
          N. Vincent (H, 12)1.10000104.381.193.5
          Z. Duke (H, 13)0.10000004.811.700.0
          A. Warren (H, 3)0.10000002.971.380.0
          A. Colome (H, 22)1.02001003.121.230.0
          E. Diaz (S, 45)1.00000202.020.7811.0
          Total9.0522380---
          PITCHERSIP
          W. LeBlanc (W, 7-2)5.0
          N. Vincent (H, 12)1.1
          Z. Duke (H, 13)0.1
          A. Warren (H, 3)0.1
          A. Colome (H, 22)1.0
          E. Diaz (S, 45)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Morton (L, 12-3)6.07331402.881.157.0
          T. Sipp0.21000101.521.08-0.5
          J. Smith0.10000003.690.950.0
          R. Osuna1.01000102.451.042.5
          H. Rondon1.01000002.111.082.0
          Total9.01033160---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Morton (L, 12-3)6.0
          T. Sipp0.2
          J. Smith0.1
          R. Osuna1.0
          H. Rondon1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 90-55, N. Vincent 9-8, Z. Duke 3-2, A. Warren 9-6, A. Colome 16-9, E. Diaz 11-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 2-8, N. Vincent 2-1, Z. Duke 1-0, A. Warren 1-0
          • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 20, N. Vincent 4, Z. Duke, A. Warren, A. Colome 5, E. Diaz 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Morton (12)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 87-51, T. Sipp 12-8, J. Smith 4-2, R. Osuna 14-12, H. Rondon 19-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 7-3, R. Osuna 1-1, H. Rondon 1-2
          • Batters Faced - C. Morton 23, T. Sipp 3, J. Smith, R. Osuna 4, H. Rondon 4
          • 4TH INNING
            Healy singled to right, Herrmann scored, Healy out at second32
            Herrmann tripled to deep right center, Seager scored22
            Seager doubled to deep right center, Cruz scored12
          • 2ND INNING
            White singled to right, Gurriel and Reddick scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Martin Maldonado catching
            • Hector Rondon relieved Roberto Osuna
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to left
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann lined out to center
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Healy doubled to deep left
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Edwin Diaz relieved Alex Colome
            • Mike Zunino catching
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Reddick popped out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Roberto Osuna relieved Joe Smith
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger flied out to right
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Foul, Segura singled to left center
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cruz grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Colome relieved Adam Warren
            • M. Stassi: Strike swinging, Ball, Stassi reached on an infield single to third
            • Derek Fisher ran for Max Stassi
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Kemp lined into double play center to first, Fisher out at first
            • A. Bregman: Bregman singled to left
            • C. Correa: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Correa walked, Bregman to second
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Gattis flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tony Sipp relieved Charlie Morton
            • C. Herrmann: Herrmann flied out to center
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Healy struck out looking
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to center
            • Joe Smith relieved Tony Sipp
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Gordon stole second, Gordon to third on catcher Stassi throwing error, Ball, Heredia popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
            • N. Vincent Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • Zach Duke relieved Nick Vincent
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Reddick grounded out to first
            • Adam Warren relieved Zach Duke
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, White grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • D. Span: Span singled to left center
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Segura flied out to center
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz singled to right, Span to second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Cruz out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nick Vincent relieved Wade LeBlanc
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • E. Gattis: Gattis flied out to deep center
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded bunt out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon flied out to left
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Heredia grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, White walked
            • M. Stassi: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
            • T. Kemp: Strike swinging, Kemp reached on fielder's choice to second, White out at second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bregman flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Span hit by pitch
            • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Segura grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Span out at second
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz singled to center
            • K. Seager: Seager doubled to deep right center, Cruz scored
            • C. Herrmann: Ball, Herrmann tripled to deep right center, Seager scored
            • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Healy singled to right, Herrmann scored, Healy out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gurriel lined out to pitcher
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Reddick lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Healy doubled to deep left
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second, Healy to third
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia lined out to second
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman flied out to right
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Correa flied out to deep right
            • E. Gattis: Gattis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded out to first
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrmann struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gurriel singled to left
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Reddick doubled to deep right, Gurriel to third
            • T. White: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, White singled to right, Gurriel and Reddick scored
            • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
            • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kemp lined out to right
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Haniger walked
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Segura grounded into double play third to second to first, Haniger out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
            • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kemp flied out to deep center
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman walked
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
            • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gattis flied out to deep right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)