Josh Reddick homers again in Astros 7-4 win over Seattle

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 24: Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros hits a home run against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 24, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 24: Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros hits a home run against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 24, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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The bullpen and the offense lead the Astros to a win over the Mariners by the score of 7-4 as Josh Reddick homers for the second night in a row.

The Astros were down early on Friday night, as starter Framber Valdez gave up two runs on an RBI single after walking three straight hitters. He would end up going four innings, allowing only three runs on two hits, but walking six.

The Astros would answer right away in the bottom of the 1st scoring three runs, sparked by RBI doubles from Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel, who would later leave the game with hamstring discomfort.

After the Mariners tied things up in the 4th,  Reddick hit a solo home run to give the Astros a one-run lead. Reddick, who only has 12 HRs on the season, has now homered in back to back games.

In the bottom of the 5th, with Aledmys Diaz in a rundown between first and second, Bregman stole home and put Houston up for good at 5-3. Bregman would also add a 14 pitch walk in the 6th inning.

Joe Biagini had a clean 5th inning, but after surrendering a solo home run to the leadoff hitter in the 6th, he was replaced by Joe Smith. Retiring all three batters that he faced, Smith, who leads the team in ERA with 1.40, picked up his first win of the season.

Michael Brantley added an RBI single in the bottom of the 6th and the Astros went up 7-4 after Jose Altuve scored on a passed ball.

Hector Rondon and Will Harris both pitched scoreless innings for the Astros in the 7th and 8th innings. Harris, who has a 1.68 ERA is quietly having a great season for Houston.

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After upsetting Astros fans with his play and lack of effort on Monday, Roberto Osuna comes in to close the game with a 1-2-3 inning picking up save number 32 on the season.