Mariners 4, Astros 2: Michael Saunders snapped a tie with a two-run double in the seventh inning as visiting Seattle extended its season-best winning streak to five games.
Saunders' double was the only hit of the contest for the Mariners, who had their 23-game home run streak snapped. Seattle erased a 2-0 deficit in the sixth as Nick Franklin lifted a sacrifice fly and Brad Miller scored on a passed ball.
Erik Bedard (3-7) suffered his fourth straight loss despite striking out 10 over 6 1/3 hitless innings as he yielded three runs - one earned - and issued five walks. Matt Dominguez went 2-for-3 and scored a run while Jose Altuve and Jason Castro each had an RBI for the Astros, who have lost seven of eight.
Hisashi Iwakuma (9-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings en route to his second straight victory following a five-start winless stretch. Charlie Furbush struck out two in a perfect eighth and Tom Wilhelmsen worked around a walk in the ninth for his 21st save.
Justin Smoak began the winning rally in the seventh by drawing a one-out walk from Bedard, who immediately gave way to Jose Cisnero. Rookie Mike Zunino was issued a two-out free pass before Saunders broke a 2-2 deadlock with his double to center field.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 0-for-4, ending his 15-game hitting streak. ... Seattle's home run streak, which tied for the sixth-longest in major-league history, was the longest since the Atlanta Braves also went deep in 23 consecutive games in 2006. ... The Astros have lost eight of their last nine home contests.