The Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-0 on Friday, snapping their season-long seven-game losing streak. Brett Oberholtzer picked up the win by pitching eight innings with five strikeouts and three hits; it was his second-longest outing of his career. Also, it was the fifth time in Oberholtzer’s career that he pitched at least five innings without allowing an earned run.
It was Houston’s largest shutout since defeating the Orioles 11-0 on July 31, 2013 (Oberholtzer also picked up the win in that game), and their largest shutout win over the Mariners.
Chris Carter hit a home run off Charlie Furbush in the fifth inning. According to ESPN Stats and Information, his home run traveled 432 feet, his third 425-foot shot at Minute Maid Park this year (most by any player).