Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston

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Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston
Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston

James Paxton made sure not to let a Mariners nemesis ruin his night right from the start. Paxton shook off a leadoff home run from Houston's George Springer to deliver six strong innings, and Seattle beat the Astros 2-1 on Monday to end a six-game skid against the World Series champions. After that home run, Paxton (1-1) was solid, striking out seven and allowing two more hits. Dee Gordon's RBI double off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel (0-3) made it 2-1 in the sixth inning, putting Paxton in line for the win. "That is what you've got to do, you've got to play a clean game," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "We did tonight." Springer has feasted on Mariners pitching over the years, and coming

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