MLB: Seattle 12, Houston 5

July 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Nick Franklin capped a big second inning with a grand slam Sunday and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep of Houston with a 12-5 win.

The Mariners had built a 3-0 lead in the second with the help of run-scoring singles from Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller before Franklin came to the plate with the bases loaded and smacked a pitch down the right-field line for a grand slam.

Ackley finished 3-for-4 with two RBI. Miller and Michael Saunders each drove in a pair for Seattle, which banged out 13 hits.

Felix Hernandez (11-4) pitched six shutout innings, scattering four hits while lowering is his ERA to 2.43. The Mariners ace issued one walk and struck out seven.

Astros starter Jordan Lyles (4-4) was lit up for 10 runs (nine earned) on eight hits in just four frames.

Jose Altuve, Matt Dominguez and Brandon Barnes each produced an RBI for Houston.

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