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Astros look to improve with Mariners up next (Jul 17, 2017)

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HOUSTON — For all their offensive might, the Houston Astros remain a team capable of improvement in terms of manufacturing runs.

The Astros (62-30) showcased a glimpse of that underutilized aspect of their offense in their series finale with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, capitalizing on some daring baserunning to score two insurance runs in the seventh inning of their 5-3 victory at Minute Maid Park.

Houston will look to keep all aspects of its offense rolling when it opens a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners (46-47) on Monday night at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros entered Sunday ranked 10th in the majors with 53 stolen bases but just 27th in baserunning runs added at minus-12.