Astros: Kyle Seager haunts Houston again with late homer

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The Astros lead disappeared late, as Kyle Seager also added to the Mariners’ cause.

From a blown call by home plate umpire Brian Gorman to the Houston Astros not capitalizing with the bases loaded, the Seattle Mariners struck an extra-inning win over the AL West leaders to close out the series.

Paul Sewald, who was almost an Astro, took the 10th inning for the Mariners, escaping a bases loaded situation before his offense put up four runs, three from a Kyle Seager slam.

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The right-hander launched his 29th home run of the year and his 30th against the Astros. This number is second of any active opponent in team history behind Albert Pujols (62). Yohan Ramirez, a former Astros’ farm hand closed the game out as well.

Entering the eighth inning, the Astros led 2-0, but high-leverage arms Kendall Graveman and Ryan Pressly both surrendered a run in their respective innings. This isn’t a scenario we all expect, but it won’t be reoccurring down the stretch.

The Astros had missed opportunities at the plate as well; not putting up the same offensive production as seen in the nights before. While posting 27 runs in 16 innings, they were limited to only three over 11 innings on Sunday. The Astros left 13 runners on base as well.

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The Astros return to action on Monday at 7:10 p.m. with the Kansas City Royals coming into town. Zack Greinke will counter his former employer, who sends left-hander Daniel Lynch to the mound.