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MLB: Houston 2, Seattle 0

Sept. 1, 2013 at 5:18 PM   |   Comments

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.

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