Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales (7) stands on the mound as the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a game Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales (7) stands on the mound as the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a game Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Astros snap Mariners’ 14-game win streak

Julio Rodriguez is a late scratch with a wrist injury as Seattle return from the All-Star break with a 5-2 loss.

Associated Press

SEATTLE — The Houston Astros ended the Seattle Mariners’ winning streak at 14 games, with Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez homering in a 5-2 victory Friday night.

Seattle scratched breakout rookie Julio Rodríguez from the lineup moments before first pitch with left wrist soreness, then lost their first game since July 1. The club was one win shy of matching the 2001 Mariners for the longest winning streak in franchise history.

Houston stretched its AL West advantage over second-place Seattle to 11 games.

Altuve led off the game with a homer against starter Marco Gonzales, Alvarez added another solo shot in the fourth, and Martin Maldonado connected in the fifth for a 3-0 lead.

Alvarez scored Altuve with a sacrifice fly later in the fifth, and Jake Myers had an RBI single in the sixth for a 5-0 advantage.

Gonzales (5-10) was charged with all five runs over 5 2/3 innings, with nine hits allowed.

Ty France hit a solo homer for Seattle in the sixth inning against Jose Urquidy (9-4).

Urquidy threw 105 pitches over six innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with three strikeouts.

Eugenio Suarez drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth to pull the Mariners within three, but shortstop Jeremy Peña made a leaping grab to take away a hit from Kyle Lewis, and Houston pitcher Ryne Stanek struck out Cal Raleigh to end the threat. The Mariners left nine runners on base.

J-ROD SITS

The 21-year-old Rodríguez was pulled from the lineup days after a breakout show at the All-Star Home Run Derby. There was no immediate indication of how serious his wrist issue was.

LEWIS UP, UPTON OUT

Seattle activated outfielder Kyle Lewis from the seven-day injured list after he recovered from a concussion and optioned outfielder Justin Upton to Triple-A. Upton refused the assignment and elected free agency.

Lewis was hit in the head by a pitch from Urquidy on May 28.

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