Carter caps big series as Astros beat Mariners 8-3

Carter caps big series as Astros beat Mariners 8-3

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SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 10: Rick Ankiel #28 of the Houston Astros rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on April 10, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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The Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM

SEATTLE (AP) -- Rick Ankiel and Chris Carter each hit a two-run homer to help the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 on Wednesday night.

Carlos Pena had three hits and scored twice for the Astros, who also got two RBIs from J.D. Martinez and a late home run by Marwin Gonzalez. Brad Peacock earned first major league win since 2011.

After losing 3-0 on Monday, the Astros scored 24 runs on 37 hits in winning the final two games of the series.

Carter, who hit two home runs in a 16-9 rout Tuesday, added three hits in this one. He finished the series 8 for 15 with three homers and five RBIs.

Peacock allowed three runs and four hits in five-plus innings for his first big league victory since Sept. 22, 2011, with Washington at Philadelphia.

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