The Seattle Mariners saw their four-game win streak come to a close against the Boston Red Sox (48-22) on Thursday at Safeco Field, falling 2-1.
Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings, striking out six and allowing two runs, and James Pazos and Nick Rumbelow pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
Jackie Bradley’s double in the second inning and Xander Bogaerts home run to center field was the only damage against Hernandez.
But it was enough damage to hand Hernandez the loss, dropping him to 6-6 on the year. His ERA did fall to 5.44 with the strong outing in front of the home crowd.
Seattle (44-25) tallied six hits, including two apiece from Dee Gordon and Ryon Healy. Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager also singled and Guillermo Heredia had a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to score Seager.
Haniger and Nelson Cruz walked to leadoff the bottom of the ninth inning, before Seager struck out and Ryon Healy grounded into a double play.
Boston’s David Price went seven innings, striking out seven to improve to 8-4 on the year.
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