The Mariners blew another five-run lead and continued their slide to open their series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Can Mike Leake get Seattle back on track? Follow here for live updates, analysis and more.
Seattle Mariners (46-30, L5)
at Boston Red Sox (51-26, W2)
4:15 p.m. | Fenway Park | Boston, Mass.
TV: FOX (Ch. 13) | Radio: 710 AM | Stream: MLB.tv
RHP Mike Leake (7-4, 4.47) vs. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (9-1, 3.59)
In case you missed it:
- In a rematch of last week’s pitching duel, this certainly wasn’t that. Wade LeBlanc allowed six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings; Steven Wright served up three home runs and lasted only 3 1/3 innings, allowing 10 runs.
- Nelson Cruz homered twice and drove in seven, and the Mariners had built a 10-5 lead by the fifth inning. But for the second time in three games, their bullpen imploded and blew a five-run lead.
- Seattle relievers have allowed 13 runs over the last three games and the team continues to reel, its season-long losing streak up to five games.