June 16, 2018

G72: Mariners 1, Red Sox 0

Red Sox  - 000 000 000 - 0  2  1
Mariners - 001 000 00x - 1  6  0
Mookie Betts began the game with a single. Then Seattle's Wade LeBlanc (7.2-2-0-0-9, 98) retired 22 straight batters.

The Red Sox's next baserunner came with two outs in the eighth, when Eduardo Nunez singled to right. The Mariners' bullpen retired the next four Boston batters, with Edwin Diaz eliminating all hope of a last-minute comeback by striking out the side in the ninth.

Steven Wright was sterling once again (7-5-1-2-4, 106), but ended the night on the short end of Saturday night's duel. Dee Gordon singled with one out in the third. Wright recorded the second out, but gave up singles to Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz. That run ended his scoreless innings streak at 25.1 innings.

The Red Sox sent 28 batters to the plate, only one over the minimum. ... Rafael Devers was charged with his 14th error of the season. ... Time of game: 2:22.

The Red Sox - still with a MLB-best 48 wins - are now 1 GB the Yankees.
Steven Wright / Wade LeBlanc
Betts, RF
Benintendi, LF
Martinez, DH
Devers, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Nunez, 2B
Swihart, 1B
Vazquez, C
Bradley, CF
Wright has a consecutive scoreless streak of 22.2 innings, the longest active streak in either league. He has not allowed a run since May 18. He has made six appearances since then, including two starts. He has allowed 10 hits (8 singles and 2 doubles) and 11 walks, while striking out 19.

Earlier Today: Yankees 4, Rays 1.

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