Despite not having his best pitch, Wade Miley found a way to get another win on a night on which he was boosted by a huge offensive night by the Astros in Houston.
Miley pitched six strong innings and the Astros backed him up with a season-high six homers to rout the Seattle Mariners 10-2 Friday.
“He had to pitch so differently tonight than he normally does,” manager AJ Hinch said. “He didn’t have his cutter at all so he was pitching with one weapon down and really his best weapon … because he didn’t have a feel for it. A good night on a night where he didn’t pitch like himself and didn’t use his stuff like he normally does.”
Miley (10-4) allowed three hits and two runs to win his third straight decision.
Yordan Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Martin Maldonado and Jose Altuve all connected off starter Yusei Kikuchi to leave him tied with Justin Verlander for most homers allowed in the majors this season at 28.
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Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz also homered for Houston, which improved to 10-1 against the Mariners this season.
It was the most home runs the Astros have hit in a game since also going deep six times in a 17-6 victory over the Twins on May 31, 2017.
White Sox 4, Phillies 3: Jose Abreu hit an RBI single off outfielder Roman Quinn in the 15th inning for visiting Chicago. Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez, playing left field, threw out the potential go-ahead run in the 14th with Quinn (0-1) on the mound. He nearly did it again in the 15th but Leury Garcia barely beat the throw. Former Giants reliever Josh Osich nailed down the save for the White Sox.
Nationals 3, Diamondbacks 0: Late lineup addition Matt Adams broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning double and Joe Ross earned his first win in more than two years when Washington opened a nine-game trip with a victory in Phoenix.
Indians 7, Angels 3: Yasiel Puig drove in his first two runs since being acquired in a trade and Cleveland won at home.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 2: Gleyber Torres hit a grand slam that proved to be the deciding blow for host New York.
Reds 5, Braves 2: Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs, Alex Wood pitched 6 ⅔ strong innings and Cincinnati triumphed in Atlanta.
Pirates 8, Mets 4: Starling Marte’s three-run homer in the seventh inning broke open a tight game and Pittsburgh snapped visiting New York’s seven-game winning streak.
Cubs 6, Brewers 2: Jason Heyward got host Chicago off on the right foot with a leadoff home run in the first and Jose Quintana lasted six-plus innings.
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2: Freddy Galvis had three hits, including a home run, Brandon Drury also went deep and Toronto won in Baltimore for its season-high fifth straight victory.
Twins 11, Royals 9: Nelson Cruz homered and drove in five runs in Minnesota’s win at home.
Rangers 5, Tigers 4: Texas reliever Jose Leclerc hung on for a home save, then fired the ball onto the right field roof at Globe Life Park.
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