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.