Dyson, Segura help Mariners to 1st win, 4-2 over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) After going 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position through the first three games of the season, the Seattle Mariners were desperate to get a big hit when it mattered Thursday night.

Instead of just one, they got two.

Jarrod Dyson hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and Jean Segura drove in a run later in the inning to lift the Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros.

''It was good to get that hit,'' Dyson said. ''It was even better to get the win.''

The game was tied at 2 entering the ninth before Danny Valencia walked with one out and Carlos Ruiz was plunked by Ken Giles (0-1). They were replaced by pinch-runners Taylor Motter and Guillermo Heredia before Dyson's fly ball landed between left fielder Nori Aoki and center fielder Jake Marisnick to allow Motter to score and put Seattle on top.

Segura singled with two outs to send Heredia home for an insurance run that made it 4-2.

''It has been a struggle for us getting the big hits driving some guys in,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''We had some chances early in the game and were scuffling ... we were due to have a couple fall in.''

Dan Altavilla (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win, and Edwin Diaz struck out two in a perfect ninth for his first save.

Mitch Haniger homered in the third and Kyle Seager's RBI tied it in the sixth to help the Mariners to their first win of the year after dropping the first three games of this series.

George Springer hit a leadoff homer for Houston, and Marwin Gonzalez added his second homer of the year with a solo shot in the third to put the Astros up 2-1, but they had trouble stringing hits together after that.

''We haven't swung the bats perfectly but again you focus on the good stuff,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''We won three out of four against a division opponent.''

Houston starter Joe Musgrove allowed five hits and two runs while walking three in five-plus innings.

Ariel Miranda yielded five hits and two runs in five innings in his 11th major league start.

Springer's 11th career leadoff homer gave Houston a 1-0 lead. It was his second straight at-bat with a home run after his three-run shot with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the 13th lifted the Astros to a 5-3 win on Wednesday night.

The Mariners tied it in the third inning on Haniger's two-out homer .

Gonzalez put Houston back on top when he sent Miranda's first pitch of the third inning into the seats in left field to make it 2-1.

Springer also provided a defensive highlight on a foul ball hit by Jean Segura with two outs in the fifth inning. He chased it down the right field line, reached back into the crowd to catch it before tumbling backward over the wall and into the stands while holding onto it to end the inning.

The Astros had a chance to extend their lead in the fifth inning when they had the bases loaded with no outs. But Jose Altuve grounded into a double play and Miranda retired Carlos Beltran after intentionally walking Carlos Correa.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: Houston starter Collin McHugh, who is on the 10-day disabled list after dealing with ''dead arm'' this spring, allowed three hits and three runs in one inning of a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Fresno on Thursday night.

HE THREW WHERE?

Dillon Overton, who was activated from the paternity list Thursday, managed to get his throwing in while he was away from the team for the birth of his first child this week. While waiting at the hospital for little Oliver Ray Overton to arrive he trudged out to the hospital parking lot and enlisted his brother-in-law and father-and-law to catch him.

The left-handed reliever's workout caused a bit of a stir among those parking their cars.

''There were lots of people,'' he said. ''They didn't really say anything but they were just staring at me like: `What the heck are you doing?' But let them think what they want, I had to do my work.''

UP NEXT

Mariners: Yovani Gallardo will make his Mariners debut when he opposes Jesse Chavez as Seattle starts a three-game series at the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Gallardo went 6-8 with a 5.42 ERA in 23 starts for Baltimore in 2016.

Astros: Right-hander Mike Fiers makes his 2017 debut when he opposes Kansas City's Jason Vargas when the Astros open a three-game series against the Royals on Friday. Fiers went 11-8 with a 4.48 ERA in 31 games last season.

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  • W: D. Altavilla (1-0)L: K. Giles (0-1)S: E. Diaz (1)
  • HR: SEA - M. Haniger (1), HOU - M. Gonzalez (2), G. Springer (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Segura SS50210001.300.300.450.7505.0
M. Haniger RF42211122.188.350.438.7888.0
R. Cano 2B40100002.188.278.250.5281.0
N. Cruz DH30000121.067.222.133.3560.0
K. Seager 3B40110012.167.444.167.6111.5
D. Valencia 1B30000113.125.222.125.3470.5
T. Motter PR-1B01000000.000.000.000.0001.0
C. Ruiz C20000103.000.500.000.5002.0
G. Heredia PR01000000.000.000.000.0001.0
M. Zunino C0000-000.154.154.231.000-
J. Dyson LF40110002.176.176.235.4122.0
L. Martin CF40000023.063.118.063.180-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer RF31111103.313.389.9381.3267.0
    M. Gonzalez 3B31111010.429.5001.2861.7866.5
    J. Altuve 2B40100023.176.176.176.3530.0
    C. Correa SS30000111.231.313.462.7740.5
    C. Beltran DH40100014.188.188.188.3750.5
    A. Bregman PR-DH0000-000.167.286.250.000-
    Y. Gurriel 1B40000011.077.077.077.154-0.5
    B. McCann C40100000.200.200.500.7001.0
    J. Marisnick CF30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
    a- J. Reddick PH10000010.231.231.308.538-0.5
    N. Aoki LF30100110.429.556.429.9841.5
    • a-struck out for Marisnick in the 9th
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Haniger
    • RBI - J. Segura (3), M. Haniger, K. Seager (2), J. Dyson
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura, M. Haniger
    BATTING
    • HR - G. Springer (3), M. Gonzalez (2)
    • RBI - G. Springer (7), M. Gonzalez (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Segura
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - M. Haniger
    • E - K. Seager (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Miranda5.05223423.601.607.0
    J. Pazos2.00000100.000.006.5
    D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.01000300.001.0010.5
    E. Diaz (S, 1)1.00000200.000.0011.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Miranda5.0
    J. Pazos2.0
    D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Musgrove5.05223213.601.606.0
    M. Feliz (BS, 1)2.00000100.000.006.5
    L. Gregerson1.00000200.000.004.0
    K. Giles (L, 0-1)1.02221306.003.00-5.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Musgrove5.0
    M. Feliz (BS, 1)2.0
    L. Gregerson1.0
    K. Giles (L, 0-1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - A. Miranda
    • HBP - A. Miranda
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Miranda 81-47, J. Pazos 19-12, D. Altavilla 22-14, E. Diaz 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Miranda 3-7, J. Pazos 3-2
    • Batters Faced - A. Miranda 23, J. Pazos 6, D. Altavilla 4, E. Diaz 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - K. Giles
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 84-54, M. Feliz 18-14, L. Gregerson 12-9, K. Giles 29-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 6-6, M. Feliz 2-3
    • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 22, M. Feliz 6, L. Gregerson 3, K. Giles 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HOU3-1
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS50210001.300.300.450.7505.0
    M. Haniger RF42211122.188.350.438.7888.0
    R. Cano 2B40100002.188.278.250.5281.0
    N. Cruz DH30000121.067.222.133.3560.0
    K. Seager 3B40110012.167.444.167.6111.5
    D. Valencia 1B30000113.125.222.125.3470.5
    T. Motter PR-1B01000000.000.000.000.0001.0
    C. Ruiz C20000103.000.500.000.5002.0
    G. Heredia PR01000000.000.000.000.0001.0
    M. Zunino C0000-000.154.154.231.000-
    J. Dyson LF40110002.176.176.235.4122.0
    L. Martin CF40000023.063.118.063.180-1.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer RF31111103.313.389.9381.3267.0
      M. Gonzalez 3B31111010.429.5001.2861.7866.5
      J. Altuve 2B40100023.176.176.176.3530.0
      C. Correa SS30000111.231.313.462.7740.5
      C. Beltran DH40100014.188.188.188.3750.5
      A. Bregman PR-DH0000-000.167.286.250.000-
      Y. Gurriel 1B40000011.077.077.077.154-0.5
      B. McCann C40100000.200.200.500.7001.0
      J. Marisnick CF30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
      a- J. Reddick PH10000010.231.231.308.538-0.5
      N. Aoki LF30100110.429.556.429.9841.5
      Total32262231013-----
      • a-struck out for Marisnick in the 9th
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Haniger
      • RBI - J. Segura (3), M. Haniger, K. Seager (2), J. Dyson
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura, M. Haniger
      BATTING
      • HR - G. Springer (3), M. Gonzalez (2)
      • RBI - G. Springer (7), M. Gonzalez (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Segura
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Haniger
      • E - K. Seager (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Miranda5.05223423.601.607.0
      J. Pazos2.00000100.000.006.5
      D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.01000300.001.0010.5
      E. Diaz (S, 1)1.00000200.000.0011.0
      Total9.06223102---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Miranda5.0
      J. Pazos2.0
      D. Altavilla (W, 1-0)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Musgrove5.05223213.601.606.0
      M. Feliz (BS, 1)2.00000100.000.006.5
      L. Gregerson1.00000200.000.004.0
      K. Giles (L, 0-1)1.02221306.003.00-5.5
      Total9.0744481---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Musgrove5.0
      M. Feliz (BS, 1)2.0
      L. Gregerson1.0
      K. Giles (L, 0-1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Miranda
      • HBP - A. Miranda
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Miranda 81-47, J. Pazos 19-12, D. Altavilla 22-14, E. Diaz 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Miranda 3-7, J. Pazos 3-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Miranda 23, J. Pazos 6, D. Altavilla 4, E. Diaz 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - K. Giles
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 84-54, M. Feliz 18-14, L. Gregerson 12-9, K. Giles 29-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 6-6, M. Feliz 2-3
      • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 22, M. Feliz 6, L. Gregerson 3, K. Giles 7
      • 9TH INNING
        Segura singled to right, Heredia scored, Dyson to third42
        Dyson singled to center, Motter scored, Heredia to second32
      • 6TH INNING
        Seager reached on fielder's choice to first, Haniger scored, Cano to third, Cruz out at second22
      • 3RD INNING
        Gonzalez homered to left12
        Haniger homered to left11
      • 1ST INNING
        Springer homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ken Giles relieved Luke Gregerson
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valencia walked
        • Taylor Motter ran for Danny Valencia
        • C. Ruiz: Ball, Ruiz hit by pitch, Motter to second
        • Guillermo Heredia ran for Carlos Ruiz
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson singled to center, Motter scored, Heredia to second
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura singled to right, Heredia scored, Dyson to third
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Segura stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Diaz Pitching:
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, McCann lined out to left
        • Josh Reddick hit for Jake Marisnick
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
        • N. Aoki: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Aoki struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • L. Gregerson Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Cano lined out to center
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dan Altavilla relieved James Pazos
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
        • C. Correa: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beltran reached on an infield single
        • Alex Bregman ran for Carlos Beltran
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Feliz Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson lined out to second
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Foul, Strike swinging, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Pazos Pitching:
        • N. Aoki: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Aoki safe at first on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer flied into double play right to first, Aoki out at first
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Haniger singled to left
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cano singled to right, Haniger to second
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cruz walked, Haniger to third, Cano to second
        • Michael Feliz relieved Joe Musgrove
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager reached on fielder's choice to first, Haniger scored, Cano to third, Cruz out at second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Valencia lined out to second
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ruiz flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Luke Gregerson relieved Michael Feliz
        • James Pazos relieved Ariel Miranda
        • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to left
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCann grounded out to third
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ruiz walked
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Dyson lined out to center
        • L. Martin: Ball, Martin popped out to shortstop
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • N. Aoki: Foul, Ball, Ball, Aoki singled to left
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Springer walked, Aoki to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez hit by pitch, Aoki to third, Springer to second
        • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded into double play third to catcher to third to first, Aoki out at home, Springer to third, Gonzalez to second
        • C. Correa: Correa intentionally walked
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltran lined out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cruz struck out looking
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager flied out to left
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Valencia grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel flied out to right
        • B. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, McCann flied out to deep right
        • J. Marisnick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded out to third
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger homered to left
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez homered to left
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Correa grounded out to second
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltran struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to center
        • D. Valencia: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • C. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ruiz flied out to deep right
        • J. Dyson: Dyson grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • B. McCann: Ball, McCann singled to center
        • J. Marisnick: Marisnick flied out to deep right
        • N. Aoki: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Aoki walked, McCann to second
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer popped out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked, Segura to second
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano grounded into double play first to shortstop to first to pitcher, Segura to third, Haniger out at second
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Miranda Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Springer homered to left center
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Altuve reached on an infield single
        • C. Correa: Correa lined out to center
        • C. Beltran: Pickoff attempt, Beltran popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)