June 23, 2018

G78: Mariners 7, Red Sox 2

Mariners - 101 301 100 - 7 14  2
Red Sox  - 000 000 002 - 2  6  1
Eduardo Rodriguez (4-7-5-2-2, 86) did not have it on Saturday, allowing runs in three of his four innings. Seven pitches into his night, the Red Sox were down by a run. Dee Gordon singled and Mitch Haniger doubled him in. Haniger also doubled in the fourth for two more runs.

One night after a season-high 20 hits, the Boston bats once again fell silent. The Red Sox left the bases loaded in the first inning and Mike Leake (8-3-0-2-5, 98) allowed only one Red Sox runner past first base for the next seven innings.

Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth and the Red Sox showed some life. J.D. Martinez singled to center and scored when Mitch Moreland tripled into the triangle. Eduardo Nunez singled later in the inning for a second run. Boston has as many hits in the ninth as they did in the first eight innings.

In the first eight years of his career (922 games, from 2010-17), Moreland hit three triples. He has four so far this season, in only 61 games.

Nelson Cruz had two singles and a double (and scored twice). In the first two games of this series, Cruz is 7-for-9.
Mike Leake / Eduardo Rodriguez
Lin, SS
Benintendi, LF
Martinez, RF
Moreland, 1B
Holt, 2B
Devers, 3B
Nunez, DH
Vazquez, C
Bradley, CF
Xander Bogaerts suffered a left index finger sprain when he slid headfirst into second base in the sixth inning last night. Bogaerts will not play today but could be back on Sunday. The Red Sox recalled Tzu-Wei Lin from Pawtucket and sent Robby Scott back down.

AL East: Rays 4, MFY 0. The Yankees have scored only one run in their last 25 innings.

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