SEATTLE ( Associated Press) – Dylan Moore hit a walk-off single to center field at the bottom of the ninth inning from Boston reliever Hansel Robles to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night.
Seattle native Bobby Dalbeck broke a 5-all tie for left field with a single homer for Boston in the top half of the innings.
Abraham Toro combined it with an RBI single for Seattle that scored JP Crawford, and Moore hit a ball past a diving Jackie Bradley, Jr. into center field to score pinch-runner Sam Haggerty for the win. hit.
The teams split the first two matches of the series.
The Red Sox jumped two batsmen to lead the game 2-0 when third baseman Rafael Devers hit a two-run homer in right field off Seattle starter George Kirby. Xander Bogarts scored a single later in the innings by catcher Christian Vazquez, giving Boston a 3–0 lead.
The Mariners responded with two runs off three hits in the bottom half of the first. Ty France scored from third on a wild pitch and Julio Rodriguez entered an RBI single by Adam Frazier.
In the second, Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run homer from Red Sox pitcher Michael Vacha into the left-field bullpen, estimated at 406 feet with the bat and 108.4 mph, to give the Mariners a 4-3 lead.
Coven threw 91 pitches in 4⅓ innings and earned eight hits, four runs, three, including one walk and three strikeouts. He was pulled off with an out in fifth and was replaced by Jake Dieckman, who got Frazier to hit in an innings ending double play.
JD Martinez came on a hanging ball from Kirby with his seventh homer of the season for the Red Sox in fifth.
Kirby dropped out of the game after five innings, earning five runs, three, and allowed one walk with four strikes on 97 pitches.
In seventh, Toro tied the game with a double over the left field wall, scoring Crawford. The ball was a few inches away from being a home run, and leveled the score at 5-all.
Paul Seewald (3-1) won for the Mariners. Robles (1-2) lost.
Red Sox: Alex Verdugo (Knee) was returned to the lineup on Saturday after sitting down with a knee pain on Friday.
Mariners: C Tom Murphy (Shoulder) is expected to begin light baseball activity by the end of Seattle’s current homestand, but is still weeks away from returning. … RHP Ken Giles was scheduled to do a rehab at Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, and is expected to make a few more minor league outings before joining the MLB roster.
The Mariners reacquired INF Kevin Padlow on Saturday from San Francisco and added him to the 40-man roster in place of RHP Drew Steckenraider, who was named for the assignment. Padlow played 41 games for Triple-A Tacoma between 2021–22, and played most of the season at Triple-A Sacramento after being traded to the Giants on April 26. He will report to Triple-A Tacoma.
Steckenraider led the team last year with 14 saves but a 0-2 record with two saves and a 5.65 ERA in 16 appearances in 2022. Mariners have seven days to trade, release or hold StackRider at an irrevocable discount.
Red Sox: Boston has not announced the start for Sunday’s series finale. RHP Garrett Whitlock was scheduled to start but was placed on the IL on Friday with hip swelling.
Mariners: LHP Robbie Ray (5-6, 4.97 ERA) will be looking for his second straight win on Sunday when he makes his second start of the season against Boston. Ray played five innings and allowed eight hits, three earned runs and three walks, including three strikeouts against Houston on June 6.
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