Mariners complete sweep in Houston by rallying for 5-2 victory

Staff writerJuly 2, 2014 

No problems here.

The Mariners completed a three-game sweep Wednesday afternoon against the Houston Astros by rallying back from an early deficit for a 5-2 victory at Minute Maid Park.

Logan Morrison’s two-run double keyed a four-run sixth inning that propelled the Mariners to their 13th victory in 17 games.

Chris Young (8-4) surrendered a pair of solo homers but little else in his seven innings before Danny Farquhar, Yoervis Medina and Fernando Rodney closed out the victory.

Rodney pitched the ninth for his league-leading 24th save (in 26 chances). Young allowed no hits but the two homers and just one walk while striking out a season-high eight.

The Mariners trailed 2-0 entering the sixth against Astros starter Brad Peacock, who opened the inning with his sixth strikeout before James Jones lined a one-out single over short.

Then Peacock (2-5) fell apart.

He hit Robinson Cano on the leg before loading the bases by walking Kyle Seager on four pitches.

Next, Peacock bounced two pitches to Morrison, and the second one got past catcher Carlos Corporan. Jones scored, and the other runners moved to second and third.

Peacock finally threw a strike on the next pitch, and Morrison pulled it past first baseman Jon Singleton for a two-run double. That quickly, the Mariners led 3-2.

They weren’t done.

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