Bedard flashed dominant stuff, as he fanned 10 Mariners over 6 1/3 innings. The southpaw also battled his control; he issued five walks, which helped inflate his pitch count to 109 pitches.
The veteran was charged with three runs, one of them earned. Seattle scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning off Bedard. The lefty issued walks to Michael Saunders and Brad Miller, and both runners advanced into scoring position on a Jason Castro passed ball. Nick Franklin followed with a sacrifice fly, driving in Saunders and advancing Miller to third, while a second passed ball drove in Miller.
The Astros lost the game despite out-hitting the Mariners, 7-1. Houston is the only team since 1916 to allow four runs on one hit, according to ESPN blog You Can't Predict Baseball.