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Logan Gilbert pitched eight impressive innings in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Houston Astros

Logan Gilbert threw eight strong innings, while Luis Urías and Cal Raleigh hit home runs as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Houston Astros 5-0 on Saturday night.

Gilbert, with a 3-0 record, gave up just two hits and four walks while striking out six. This was his sixth start of seven in which he allowed two runs or fewer.

“It’s comforting to have that kind of support,” Gilbert said of the support while running. “It gives me confidence to pitch aggressively and keep the momentum they’ve created.”

The righthander retired 16 of the 17 batters he faced and also benefited from three double plays.

“He showed great aggression,” Seattle manager Scott Servais noted. “He consistently found the strike zone. When you face a formidable hitting team like Houston, you have to mix and land your pitches effectively. His slider, curveball and splitter were all perfect tonight.

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros (Credits: ESPN)

Servais praised the team’s performance, calling it “probably the most complete game we’ve played all year.”

“What Logan did was remarkable,” Servais added. “He’s in a great rhythm. His adjustments throughout the match were impressive. Both Logan and Cal did an excellent job against the Astros lineup.

Urías led off the fifth inning with a solo home run to center field, while Raleigh’s two-run home run to left-center came in the sixth. Mitch Garver contributed with an RBI double in the fourth, and Ty France scored on Raleigh’s double play groundout in the second.

Astros starter Framber Valdez (1-1) gave up five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. This marked a departure from his previous three starts, where he had allowed three runs or fewer.