Astros break out of slump, rout Mariners 16-9
SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
After totaling nine runs during a six-game losing streak, the Astros scored nine in just six outs and won for the first time since opening night. The smallest crowd in Safeco Field history saw the Astros batter Seattle rookie starter Brandon Maurer (0-2) and continued their offensive onslaught against reliever Kameron Loe. By the time Loe was replaced after the third inning, the Astros led 11-0 and had 13 hits.
Chris Carter homered twice for his first multihomer game. J.D. Martinez and Marwin Gonzalez also homered for Houston. The Astros entered the night with just two homers and 17 total runs all season.