Charlie Morton

Springer's HR in 13 gives Astros 5-3 win over Mariners

George Springer wasn't quite sure if his towering fly ball was going to have enough distance. Three feet shorter or to the right, and it might be an game-ending fly out.

Instead, Springer's shot narrowly crossed the yellow line for a game-winning three-run homer in the 13th inning, capping a five-RBI game and lifting the Houston Astros to a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

"I knew I had hit it OK. I was just glad it went over the line," Springer said.

Springer's shot off Chase De Jong (0-1), who started the inning to make his major-league debut, landed in the farthest seat of the first row of the left-field Crawford Boxes.

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