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Keuchel becomes 1st AL pitcher to 16 wins, Astros hit 3 homers in 8-3 win over Mariners

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HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League's first 16-game winner and lead the Houston Astros to 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Rookie Carlos Correa, who returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury, hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie and Hank Conger added solo shots to help the AL West-leading Astros to the victory.

PHOTO: Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston.  (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

Keuchel (16-6), who gave up six hits, improved to 12-0 at home this season and has won 13 straight in Houston dating back to last year to tie a franchise record set by Danny Darwin in 1989-90

Lowrie and Conger homered in the fourth to put Houston up 3-1, before Correa's shot broke it open in the fifth.

Vidal Nuno (0-3) yielded seven hits, five runs and tied a career-high with three homers, in six innings.

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