Sale too dominant for M's, who drop series to Red Sox

Chris Sale struck out 13 Mariners over seven shutout innings, but Marco Gonzales looked to give Seattle a chance for a while — until his outing fell apart in the fifth.

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Mariners outfielders Mitch Haniger (17) and Ben Gamel come off the field after defeating the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.(Michael Dwyer / The Associated Press)
Mariners outfielders Mitch Haniger (17) and Ben Gamel come off the field after defeating the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.(Michael Dwyer / The Associated Press)

Having navigated through their 13-game stretch against teams over .500, the Mariners completed a sweep and been swept, won six and lost seven. But the losses have been devastating. Is it a sign of things to come?

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