Iwakuma, Cano help Mariners beat Astros

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SEATTLE (AP) – Hisashi Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only scoring with a RBI single in the sixth and the Seattle Mariners beat the Astros 1-0 on Saturday.

Iwakuma (10-6) won his fourth straight start to become the first Seattle pitcher to reach double-digit wins. He struck out eight and walked one.

In the sixth, Leonys Martin led off with a triple – his second extra-base hit of the game – and Cano followed with the single to left.

Houston starter Lance McCullers (4-4) was strong through the first five innings, allowing two hits and striking out five before giving up the run in the sixth. He struck out eight and walked four in 5 1/3 innings.

Iwakuma allowed only a double by Jose Altuve with two outs in the first and a double by Carlos Correa in the seventh. In his last six starts, Iwakuma has pitched at least seven innings and is 5-1 during the stretch.

Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 22th save of the season.

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