Smoak's HR caps 8-run 7th, Mariners top Astros - NBC Sports

Smoak's HR caps 8-run 7th, Mariners top Astros
Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
May 3, 2014, 7:54 pm

HOUSTON (AP) Justin Smoak homered to cap an eight-run burst in the seventh inning, leading Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 9-8 Saturday.

Four straight walks started the Mariners' big burst as they overcame a 2-1 deficit.

Iwakuma (1-0) made his first appearance after starting the season on the disabled list because of a sprained middle finger.

Iwakuma allowed four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. Fernando Rodney pitched the final 1 1-3 innings for his seventh save.

Dallas Keuchel (2-2) left after walking the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh.

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