Oberholtzer blanks Mariners as Astros end skid

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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Brett Oberholtzer fired a four-hit shutout and Jason Castro broke a scoreless tie with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing the Houston Astros to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners with a 2-0 decision in the series finale.

Castro's double off Charlie Furbush (2-5) and Brandon Barnes' pinch-hit RBI single later in the eighth aided a gem from Oberholtzer (4-1) in his sixth major league start. The young lefty did not permit an extra-base hit and walked just one in a 113-pitch effort that halted a string of five straight Houston losses.

Hisashi Iwakuma matched zeros with Oberholtzer for the game's first seven innings before being removed for Furbush in the eighth. The Seattle righty scattered six hits and struck out seven while issuing just one walk.

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