Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Brett Oberholtzer fired a four-hit shutout and
Jason Castro broke a scoreless tie with an RBI double in the bottom of the
eighth inning, allowing the Houston Astros to avoid a four-game sweep at the
hands of the Seattle Mariners with a 2-0 decision in the series finale.
Castro's double off Charlie Furbush (2-5) and Brandon Barnes' pinch-hit RBI
single later in the eighth aided a gem from Oberholtzer (4-1) in his sixth
major league start. The young lefty did not permit an extra-base hit and
walked just one in a 113-pitch effort that halted a string of five straight
Hisashi Iwakuma matched zeros with Oberholtzer for the game's first seven
innings before being removed for Furbush in the eighth. The Seattle righty
scattered six hits and struck out seven while issuing just one walk.
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