Highest paid tackle

Texans lock up left tackle Tunsil with $22 million per year deal

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The Houston Texans did not have a first round pick on Thursday, but they made news Friday when they locked up left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a three-year contract extension.

Tunsil, acquired from the Miami Dolphins prior to last season for two No. 1 picks and a No. 2, becomes the highest paid tackle in football. He made his first Pro Bowl last season.

According to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, the extension is worth $57 million guaranteed with a $13 million signing bonus, and averages $22 million per season. The deal means Tunsil would be under contract through 2023. Tunsil is slated to make $10.5 million this year.

Tunsil helped solidify what had been an abysmal offensive line before last season. Paired with second-year right tackle Titus Howard - who was playing terrific football before his injury - the Texans have the makings of. nice pair of bookends for the immediate future. Tunsil was a false start machine last year, but other than that he played at a high level.

Next up could be extensions for linebackers Zack Cunningham or quarterback Deshaun Watson. But the Tunsil signing was critical. If he walked after next season considering the assets they gave up, it would have been a disaster. But the Texans avoided that with Friday's deal.

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Houston gets back in the win column

Astros end six-game skid thanks to a gem by Greinke

Zack Greinke tossed a gem Saturday night. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

After the Mariners roared back Friday night to get a walk-off win over the Astros, dashing their hopes of ending their losing streak, Houston tried to even the series with a win on Saturday night with their ace Zack Greinke on the mound. Greinke would do his part, throwing a terrific game, and the Astros would squeak out one run, which was enough to get back in the win column.

Final Score: Astros 1, Mariners 0

Astros' Record: 7-7, fourth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Zack Greinke (2-1)

Losing Pitcher: Chris Flexen (1-1)

Plenty of hits, but only one run

Although the Astros were racking up hits against Chris Flexen, they had little to show for it. Eight different batters would notch ten hits against him, but the only time it amounted to a run was on a two-out RBI-single by Taylor Jones in the top of the fourth, giving Houston a 1-0 lead.

Greinke spins a gem

Luckily for them, Zack Greinke was making it look like that would be enough. He cruised through the Mariners all night, allowing just four hits while giving up zero runs along with six strikeouts, one of which moved him past 2,700 on his career. He could have attempted to finish the complete-game shutout, but at 91 pitches after eight, Dusty Baker opted to bring in closer Ryan Pressly for the ninth. Greinke's final line: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 91 P.

Houston finally ends their losing streak

With the high-leverage save opportunity in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Pressly entered to hold on to the one-run lead. He would do his job, finishing off the win for Greinke and putting an end to Houston's disappointing losing streak.

Up Next: The third and final game of this series will get underway at 3:10 PM Central on Sunday. Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will look to make a rebound from his disappointing first start with the Astros, while the Mariners will start Nick Margevicius (0-1, 7.04 ERA).

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