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Colby Rasmus

Mariners top Astros, 8-3

HOUSTON For Shawn O'Malley, the privilege to put on a Mariners uniform is a little different from his teammates. As a kid growing up in Kennewick, Wash., he idolized Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez. They were his team. On Tuesday after being called up from Class AAA Tacoma, he admitted it was a surreal experience seeing Martinez in the clubhouse. On Wednesday night, Martinez was congratulating O'Malley for his third hit of the night, driving in the go-ahead run in what later became an 8-3 rout of the Houston Astros. Seattle picked up a series win, taking two of three from the American League West leaders to improve to 63-71 on the season. While the final...

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