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Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford reacts at second base after he hit a double against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 27, 2022, in Seattle.

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May 28, 2022 10:11 a.m.

Mariners hammer Verlander for 4 HRs in 6-1 win over Astros

SEATTLE (AP) — After being shut down by Justin Verlander twice already this season, the approach by the Seattle Mariners this time around was to be overly aggressive. “I said it to the club before the game, ‘If it looks like you can hit it hard, swing at it. Take our chances,’” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “And that's what we did tonight.” Rookie Julio Rodríguez hit the first of Seattle’s four home runs off Houston's ace, and the Mariners thumped the Astros 6-1 on Friday night...