After a pair of runs in the first, and two homers in the second and third, the Houston Astros fell behind the Seattle Mariners 5-0 real quick.
Instead of rolling over and saying we’ll get em next time, the Astros rallied off 10 unanswered runs to overcome the five run deficit. After having only one hit through the first three innings, the Astros finished the day with a season high 16 hits.
It all started in the fourth inning when Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo walked Josh Reddick and Jose Altuve to lead off the inning. A Carlos Correa single loaded the bases. Three batters later, Brian McCann drew a walk to force in a run, 5-1. Yuli Gurriel singled up the middle bringing in another run, 5-2. Gallardo was able to get out of the inning allowing only two runs.
In the seventh, the Astros broke through and took the lead for good. After back to back one out singles from Reddick and Altuve, Carlos Correa stepped to the plate.
Correa put together a good at-bat working the count to 3-2. He then lined an RBI single to left to tie the game, 5-5. After a Carlos Beltran popped out, Alex Bregman broke the tie for good. He lined an RBI double to left scoring Altuve, 6-5. After a Brian McCann intentional walk, Correa scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-5.
The Astros scored three in the eighth to put the game away for good. Josh Reddick drove in his second RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly. Three batters later, Carlos Beltran doubled in a pair to make it 10-5 Astros.
Postgame, Beltran told reporters, “We put together quality at-bats and basically everyone fed off that. That was the key today. We did not feel that when they scored those five runs that we were out of the game.”