Mariners complete sweep of Astros

 HOUSTON -- Brad Peacock held onto a cutting fastball for too long, and suddenly, whatever he had going for him left in a hurry.

For five innings, Peacock worked the Mariners, pitching on both sides of the plate, mixing in offspeed pitches, throwing his slider. He kept the scoreless Mariners off-balance, giving up just three hits entering the sixth.

And then he threw that cutter.

It hit Robinson Cano and put runners on first and second. He wouldn't record another out in the Astros' 5-2 loss, as the Mariners completed a sweep against Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

The first hit was a third-inning home run to right field by Marwin Gonzalez. The second came from Enrique Hernandez, who hit his first career homer into the Crawford Boxes in left in his second Major League game and his first start. Hernandez's homer followed up his 2-for-2 performance in his first big league game on Tuesday. Hernandez was starting at designated hitter in place of Chris Carter, and finished by going 1-for-3.

Porter said he's not sure where, but Hernandez will play in Thursday's game against the Angels.


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