• When the Mariners beat the Astros, 3-1, on Saturday, it was their first win since Opening Day when they won without having an extra-base hit. Seattle had six singles in its victory over Houston. In the season opener, the Mariners beat Oakland, 2-0, with just five singles.
• Going into Sunday's series finale in Houston, the Mariners bullpen had recorded 11 shutout innings in the first three games of the set and stranded all five inherited runners.
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