facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Houston 2, Seattle 0

Sept. 1, 2013 at 5:18 PM

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Brett Oberholtzer twirled the first complete-game shutout of the year for Houston Sunday in the Astros' 2-0 blanking of Seattle.

Oberholtzer (4-1) scattered four hits, walked one and struck out three, becoming the first Houston pitcher since Jordan Lyles last September to log a nine-inning shutout.

The rookie left-hander tossed 83-of-113 pitches for strikes in the gem.

The game was scoreless until the eighth when Jose Altuve and Jason Castro smacked back-to-back doubles against Charlie Furbush (2-5).

Castro added an insurance run when he scored on Brandon Barnes' suicide squeeze bunt, helping the Astros snap a five-game skid.

Mariners starter Hasashi Iwakuma matched Oberholtzer with seven scoreless innings, issuing six hits and a walk while striking out seven in a no-decision.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Super Bowl: Cam Newton goes dim postgame
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Man uses snowboard to wakeboard on flooded streets
New York Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher
List of all records set and tied in Super Bowl 50