HOUSTON — Squandering late scoring opportunities in a close game cost the Mariners a chance Thursday to cool off Houston’s surging Astros in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings at Minute Maid Park.
Houston extended its winning streak to seven games when Jose Altuve drove a single off the left-field wall against reliever Dominic Leone for his first career walk-off RBI.
“Right pitch call,” Leone said. “Just bad execution. It was middle-middle. It’s got to be low and away.
“That’s exactly what Lloyd (McClendon) came out and said, `If you throw a good down-and-away sinker, you get a double-play ball.’ That’s …