Seattle scores three fourth-inning runs, highlighted by Chris Herrmann's triple, and pitching staff keeps the lead; the Mariners go for the four-game sweep Sunday

HEALYThe Seattle Mariners, surprisingly, go for the four-game series sweep of Houston on Sunday.

The Mariners had just come off giving up 11 runs in consecutive games at Texas when they started the series with the Astros, who had just gone 6-2 on a road trip.

But, the Mariners have turned up their game at Houston, winning the first three games of the series, including 3-2 Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Seattle (68-50) goes for the sweep of Houston (73-45) at 11 a.m. Sunday (TBS). The Mariner pitcher hasn't been announced; the Astros will start Dallas Keuchel (9-9).

The Mariners still trail Houston and Oakland in the American League West Division, but they've made things interesting with their play at Houston.

The Astros led 2-0 when Seattle rallied for three runs in the fourth inning Saturday on Kyle Seager's RBI double, Chris Herrmann's RBI triple and then Ryon Healy's RBI single, all off Houston starter Charlie Morton.

Wade LeBlanc (7-2) gave up three hits and two runs in fifth inning, and then the bullpen held the lead: Nick Vincent, Zach Duke, Adam Warren, Alex Colome and Edwin Diaz (45th save). Only Colome gave up a hit (two).

Josh Reddick had Houston's only extra-base hit, a double.

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