Devers hits 2 HR. Red Sox beat Mariners 6-5 to rally


Boston (AP) — The Red Sox won 6-5 on Saturday as Rafael Devers hit two home runs, Christian Vazquez equalized in the eighth and Boston’s bullpen drove the Seattle Mariners scoreless in six innings. all.

Devers had three runs and three hits for the Red Sox, a season-best four-game losing streak.

Rookie Julio Rodríguez had three hits in Seattle, dropping five of six and 18 of his last 24.

Franchy Cordero beat Drew Steckenrider (0-2) three times when the ball took a crazy carom from Green Monster away from center fielder Rodríguez.

As Cordero slipped to the lead and finished third, he waved his hands in the air towards the dugout. Vázquez then scored a single from the left field wall.

John Shreiber (1-0) took the win with a perfect eighth pitch, and Matt Barnes got the last three outs for his second save. Center fielder Kiké Hernández finished off Ty France’s drive with a nice over-the-shoulder catch.

Both teams conceded 5 runs in the first 5 innings and played an effective bullpen.

The Red Sox closed a 5-0 deficit against Boston’s bullpen with a home run from Devers in the bottom of the 3rd and 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th after chasing starting Chris Plexen.

After Hernández opened fifth with a double, Devers hit a home run into the first row above the Green Monster. Bobby Dalbec gave relief pitcher Sergio Romo a hit with a hit before Trevor Story’s sacrifice fly made the tie.

The Mariners allowed four runs and six hits in the first inning against Boston starting pitcher Garrett Whitlock. Rodríguez, Eugenio Suárez and Mike Ford each had RBIs.

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Mariners: 2B Abraham Toro missed the game with a sprained left shoulder.

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts rejoins the lineup after having to leave early for Friday’s win. He landed hard on his back after LF Alex Verdugo undercut him while Bogaerts was back pedaling to catch the pop. … Verdugo left the game on Saturday due to a second illness.

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Story went 3-0 with a sac fly after hitting 3 home runs, driving 7 runs, and hitting a grand slam on Friday night in the series opener.

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Mariners RF Dylan Moore got a nice running catch for Hernández’s fly in the 6th inning.

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Whitlock gave a career high with five runs and 10 hits in just three innings, raising the ERA from 2.43 to 3.58. His previous worst was three runs and four hits.

Flexen allowed 5 runs and 8 hits in 4+ innings.

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Mariners: RHP Logan Gilbert (4-2, 2.40 ERA) is set to kick off the series finale on Sunday afternoon. He started in April and was the AL Pitcher of April with a 3-0 ERA of 0.40.

Red Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 4.32) looks set to rebound from a terrifying start Tuesday, allowing a major league record tie-breaking five home runs against the Astros.

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