HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier combined with two relievers on a two-hitter, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 to get above .500 as they bounced back from a long skid.
Javier allowed two hits in seven innings — both by Kyle Seager — struck out six and walked three.
He extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings over three starts and lowered his season ERA to 0.87.
Seattle did not move a runner past second.
Houston has won five of six to reach 12-11, a spurt that followed nine losses in 10 games.
Seattle has lost three straight, dropping to 13-11 and second place in the AL West.
Marco Gonzalez gives the Mariners a quality start by going 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits.
The bullpen pitched the final 2 shutout innings, only allowing 1 hit.