MLB: Seattle 10, Houston 7

July 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM

HOUSTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Brad Miller drove in five runs with the first two homers of his major league career Friday, propelling Seattle to a 10-7 victory over Houston.

Despite giving up 16 hits, the Mariners won their fourth in a row.

Seattle overcame an early two-run deficit with a four-run fourth, two of those runs coming in on a home run by Kyle Seager. Dustin Ackley doubled home the other two.

Miller then hit a two-run homer in the sixth and had a three-run blast in the eighth. He was playing in his 17th major league game, having produced 15 hits in 61 at-bats coming into the contest.

The two home runs by Miller gave Seattle a 9-3 lead and made a winner out of Joe Saunders (9-8). He gave up nine hits over 5 1/3 innings, but held the Astros to three runs.

Tom Wilhelmsen allowed a run on two hits over the final 1 1/3, but still picked up his 20th save.

Houston came up with home runs by Brandon Barnes and Brett Wallace. Bud Norris (6-9) took the loss, surrendering six runs on six hits in 5 2/3.

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