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Mariners give away early 7-0 lead; Brantley's home run gives Houston walk-off victory

After leading 7-0 early, the Seattle Mariners lost 11-9 in 13 innings on the road to the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Houston tied the game at 8-8 with three runs in the eighth.

Each team scored a run in the 12th.

Michael Brantley won it with a one-out, two-run homer in the 13th, capping the Astros' biggest comeback of the season.

Houston improved to 13-1 against Seattle this season.

The Mariners have lost eight in a row to Houston.

Seattle fell to 58-83, while Houston climbed to 91-50 and had its magic number reduced to 14 for the American League West title.

NOLAAustin Nola had three of Seattle's 12 hits, drove in five runs, homered and doubled and scored three times.

Kyle Seager's 21st home run of the season gave the M's a 9-8 lead in the top of the 12th.

Seager, Tom Murphy, Dee Gordon and Dylan Moore all had two hits for the Mariners.

Kyle Tucker singled home the tying run in the bottom half for the Astros, who had 11 hits.

Seattle starter Marco Gonzales allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and five walks in 5.1 innings.

The loss went to Matt Wisler (3-4), who got one out before giving up Brantley's blast.

The second game of the four-game series is 5 p.m. PT Friday. Framber Valdez, a left-hander, will start for the Astros. He's 4-7 with a 5.55 ERA. The Mariners had yet to name a starting pitcher.


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