Springer lifts Astros over Mariners 5-4 in 11

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Associated Press

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

The touted rookie came through after starting the night 0 for 5 with four strikeouts.

Jose Altuve singled off Charlie Furbush (0-3) to open the 11th and Dexter Fowler reached on a bunt single. A bunt by Carlos Corporan came next, and Altuve beat the throw to third to leave the bases loaded for Springer.

Anthony Bass (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Marc Krauss had two hits and drove in two runs for Houston.

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