|Paxton: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER|
Paxton (9-4) allowed three hits and no walks, fanning eight, needing only 82 pitches to stymie the first place Astros. Alex Colome worked the eighth, giving way to Edwin Diaz, who picked up his 40th save of the year. Diaz leads the majors in saves.
Seattle's win moved them to within three games of Houston in the AL West. The Astros have lost five straight.
Game two begins Tuesday, at 7:10 pm PDT.
|Thames: 3-run homer|
Eric Thames provided the winning edge, socking a three-run homer in the third inning. Five Milwaukee pitchers held the Dodgers at bay for the duration of the contest, allowing just five hits.
Thames, who missed nearly a month and a half between April and June, has 14 homers and 32 RBI.
The loss left the Dodgers a mere 1/2-game ahead of Arizona in the hotly-contested NL West. The Rockies are one game back.
Directly out of the all star break, the Dodgers took two of three from the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Game two is slated for a 7:10 pm PDT start on Tuesday.