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Kikuchi no-hitter into 7th leads Mariners over Astros 1-0

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Credit: AP
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

HOUSTON (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi took a no-hit bid into the the seventh inning, Taylor Trammell homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 1-0 to avoid a four-game series sweep. 

Kikuchi did not allow a hit until Carlos Correa doubled to deep right-center field with one out in the seventh. Anthony Misiewicz pitched a perfect eighth, and Kendall Graveman a one-hit ninth for his third save, completing a two-hitter. 

Trammell hit his fourth home run of the season in the third inning, a ball that appeared to graze the glove of a leaping Chas McCormick at the right-field wall.