Mariners - 201 400 100 - 8 10 1 Red Sox - 000 200 200 - 4 11 0Roenis Elias (4-7-7-3-2, 68) got off to a bad start. Ketel Marte singled to left on his first pitch of the night. Franklin Gutierrez looked at a ball and then homered to center. After only three pitches, the Red Sox trailed 2-0. Elias also walked two men in the inning, and threw a total of 30 pitches.
Gutierrez homered again in the third and hit a bases-loaded double that brought three more runs home in the fourth. The Seattle right fielder finished the night 3-for-5, with six RBI.
For the Red Sox, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer (#18) in the fourth. ... Sandy Leon had three hits, including a double (he's batting .692 this season (9-for-13)) and Travis Shaw had two hits. ... Everyone in the Red Sox lineup had a hit, except Dustin Pedroia.
The Blue Jays routed the Orioles 13-3 (Michael Saunders hit three home runs and drove in eight) so the Red Sox remain 1 GB.
Betts, RFRoenis Elias makes his second appearance of the season for the Red Sox, and his first start. The 27-year-old lefty allowed three runs in 1.2 innings to Houston on April 23. For Pawtucket, he has a 3.54 ERA this season (10 games, nine starts). Elias pitched for the Mariners in 2014 and 2015.
Manager John Farrell:
We looked at Seattle and the matchups and felt like a left-handed starter has proven to maybe negate some of their left-handed power, [Robinson] Cano, [Kyle] Seager particularly. This is as much matchup as the guys available to us. Roenis' last four or five starts have been very good. Much more consistent. Felt like it's time to take a look at him ...