MLB: Seattle 3, Houston 1

Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:58 PM

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Joe Saunders allowed just one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings Saturday and the Seattle Mariners rode a three-run first inning to a 3-1 decision over Houston.

Saunders (11-13) broke a personal four-start winless streak, limiting the Astros to six hits while overcoming three walks and striking out two.

Carter Capps and Yoervis Medina each tossed 1 1/3 scoreless relief frames and Danny Farquhar notched his 11th save as the Mariners took a third straight from Houston.

Kendrys Morales, Nick Franklin and Dustin Ackley each knocked in a run in the first.

Dallas Keuchel (5-8) was hung with the loss, surrendering three runs on four hits in a seven-inning performance.

The Astros dropped a fifth straight overall.

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