Oakland beats Seattle 2-1 on Sunday, but the M's take two of three in the series and now face Houston

MANAEASean Manaea and two relievers shut down the Seattle bats, and Jed Lowrie's two-run homer was all Oakland would need to beat the Mariners 2-1 Sunday at Safeco Field.

The Mariners (8-5) took two out of three games with Oakland (6-10), and now face World Series champ Houston in a four-game series, starting at 7 p.m. Monday. James Paxton pitches opposite Dallas Keuchel.

The Astros are 10-6 and second behind the Los Angeles Angeles (13-3), who have won seven consecutive games, in the American League West Division. Seattle is third.

The Astros have lost consecutive games, including 3-1 to Texas on Sunday when ageless pitcher Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the eighth inning.

Lowrie stroked his two-run homer off Felix Hernandez, who pitched well, giving up five hits and two runs while striking out seven and walking none in 6 1/3 innings.

But Manaea was just better. He gave up two hits and one run, on Taylor Motter's fifth-inning solo homer, and struck out four and walked two in seven innings. Ryan Buchter and Blake Treinen pitched hitless innings in relief.

Kyle Seager had a single for Seattle's only other hit.

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