Altuve helps Astros beat Mariners 5-2 after COVID-19 bout

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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve flips his bat as he watches his two-run RBI single against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 26, 2021, in Houston. This game is the return to play for Altuve after being diagnosed with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)


HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs in his return after testing positive for COVID-19, leading the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel both had three hits and drove in a run as the Astros won for the fourth time in five games after losing their previous three. José Urquidy yielded five hits and two runs in six innings for his first win of the season. Ryan Pressly allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his second save.