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2018 Schedule
52-27, 1st in AL East
Red Sox blank Mariners behind Sale's epic outing (1:05)
Sale shuts down Mariners with 13 Ks (0:29)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale's day is done after 13 strikeouts and 93 pitches in seven innings. He threw 71 for strikes and had a pitch clocked at 100.5 mph -- apparently the fastest pitch he's ever thrown as a starter. I'm not sure how the Mariners got four hits off him.

Betts robs potential HR from Haniger (0:22)
Moreland hits 2-run HR to pad Boston's lead (0:25)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale just missed an Immaculate Inning, getting the first eight strikes before throwing a ball, and then striking out the side on his 10th pitch of the fifth. He has 10 K's through five, just 60 pitches, and it doesn't feel like the Mariners are going to score off him today unless they run into something.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners and Red Sox have played four innings in 1 hours, 2 minutes, as Chris Sale and Marco Gonzales are trading a bunch of zeroes. Sale has 7 K's and 39 of 50 pitches for strikes, while Gonzales has allowed one hit and is at 43 of 63 pitches for strikes.

Haniger, Mariners cruise against Red Sox (1:02)
Devers' great play gets spoiled by Moreland's drop (0:36)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting replay overturn in Boston: The Red Sox had apparently tied the game on a bases-loaded wild pitch, but the Mariners appealed and it was ruled Rafael Devers had swung at the pitch and the ball glanced off his foot, making it a dead ball and the runners forced to return to their bases. Devers then grounded out to end the inning.

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J.D. Martinez proving to be worth every penny

Teams balked at paying J.D. Martinez big money this offseason, but the Red Sox slugger is now leading the league in RBIs and tied for the lead in home runs.

Red Sox outlast Mariners in slugfest (1:16)
Bogaerts injures finger on slide (0:37)
Martinez's single gives Red Sox lead (0:27)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Entering tonight, teams were 409-19 when leading by 5+ runs at any point in a game. The Mariners are in danger of blowing their second five-run lead in three games as the Red Sox have rallied from a 10-5 deficit to take a 12-10 lead. J.D. Martinez puts them ahead with a two-run single, his fourth hit of the game.

Martinez socks 23rd HR of season (0:16)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

J.D. Martinez slams a 1-2 pitch over the center field fence for his 23rd home run to bring the Red Sox to 10-8. Forget Ichiro. Let's just get Nellie Cruz and Martinez in the Home Run Derby.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox reliever Brian Johnson will get the chance to face Mike Zunino next inning. The two were three-year teammates at the University of Florida and first-round picks in 2012. During BP, Zunino came over and gave Johnson a big embrace and the two chatted for a bit. He's 0-for-3 with two K's against Johnson.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Have a night, Nelson Cruz: he crushes another knuckleball from Steven Wright that didn't knuckle and belts his second three-run homer of the game. He's 3-for-3 with seven RBIs and has his second multi-homer game of 2018. The Mariners lead 10-5 and Wright is out of the game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Just like that, the Red Sox erase the 4-0 deficit. Last weekend at Safeco Field, Wade LeBlanc held the Red Sox scoreless for 7.2 innings and retired 22 straight at one point. Tonight, he was eight pitches in and the first four batters had reached with hits. With two outs, Christian Vazquez doubles into the triangle and the Red Sox lead 5-4. It's old-school Fenway Park baseball.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2632nd
On Base Percentage.3304th
Slugging Percentage.4512nd
Earned Run Average3.568th
Quality Starts43Tied-4th