Paxton, Seager pace Mariners past Red Sox, 4-0

SEATTLE (AP) James Paxton added a dominant night to what has become a dominant month.

Paxton allowed four singles over seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start in July and Kyle Seager homered to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.

''Heck of an effort by Pax tonight,'' said Mariners manager Scott Servais. ''He is on a nice roll right now and we're the beneficiary of it. It's been fun to watch. Getting all of his pitches over. His stuff was electric tonight.''

Paxton (10-3) retired the first 13 hitters before Jackie Bradley Jr.'s single to center with one out in the fifth. The left-hander, who worked out of trouble in the sixth and seventh innings, matched his career high with 10 strikeouts and walked none. Paxton has allowed six earned runs in 33 1/3 innings and not given up a home run in five starts this month.

''My arm just felt really good today. Had the big fastball and it was just coming out easy today,'' said Paxton, who missed almost all of May with a forearm strain. ''I wasn't thinking about going out there and throwing 98, 99, that was just what was coming out today.''

Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) allowed four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two in his second start since coming off the disabled list.

''I missed my pitches,'' Rodriguez said. ''Fastball to Seager, he makes good contact and hits a homer. That's how it is when you miss a spot.''

Seager started a three-run second with his 14th home run, lining a 2-1 pitch over the wall in straightaway center to open the inning. With one out, Ben Gamel tripled into the right-field corner. Gamel scored on Guillermo Heredia's fielder's choice chopper to first, beating the throw home with a head-first slide. Heredia scored from first on Jean Segura's double into the right-center gap.

''I had a lane to slide in and I felt like I could sneak my hand in there, so I just went for it,'' said Gamel, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games and raised his average to .323.

Seattle added a run in the fourth when Gamel singled, Segura was hit by a pitch and Danny Valencia doubled.

In the sixth, Brock Holt reached with one out on a throwing error by first baseman Valencia. Mookie Betts singled Holt to second, but Paxton struck out Andrew Benintendi and Dustin Pedroia.

Hanley Ramirez and Bradley opened the seventh with consecutive singles, but Paxton struck out Chris Young and enticed Deven Marrero into a double-play grounder to short.

''On a night where we got to swing our way out of it, we get a couple of opportunities in the sixth and seventh, and the strikeout was a big weapon certainly for Paxton tonight,'' Boston manager John Farrell said. ''First and second one out, couple of key strikeouts to (Benintendi) and (Pedroia). And then we come right back in the seventh inning, we think we are in a pretty good spot first and third nobody out, and unable to string any base hits together.''

Paxton is scheduled to get another start before the end of the month.

''I think it's five wins in the month of July. He's got a chance to get one more,'' Servais said. ''It's hard to win six games in a month. I don't know if it's ever been done by a Mariner before, but hopefully we'll see it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts was scratched with an illness, although it was not related to the hand injury he suffered last week. Marrero started.

Mariners: CF Jarrod Dyson was out again with a toe injury sustained when he crashed into the wall Sunday. He is day-to-day.

RED SOX MOVES

Boston called up top prospect Rafael Devers from Triple-A Pawtucket. The 20-year-old Devers began the season at Double-A Portland, hitting .300 with 18 homers and 56 RBIs in 77 games. He played just nine games at Portland, hitting .400 with two homers. ... RHP Kyle Martin was optioned to Pawtucket. ... LHP Robbie Ross Jr. (left elbow inflammation) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

MARINERS MOVES

Seattle signed veteran INF Danny Espinosa, who was released last week by the Los Angeles Angels. Espinosa hit .209 with a career-high 24 homers in 2016 with Washington, but hit just .162 in 77 games with the Angels. He will be used in a utility role. ... RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (right shoulder inflammation) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW

Segura was hit in the foot by a pitch with two outs in the fourth. The Red Sox challenged, but the call on the field was upheld after a review of 1 minute, 10 second.

UP NEXT:

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (10-4, 3.51) has won four consecutive decisions over his last five starts, posting a 2.12 ERA over that span. Devers is expected to debut at 3B.

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (5-4, 3.88) is 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA in six starts since coming off the DL (right shoulder inflammation). He is 5-2 in nine starts vs. Boston at Safeco Field.

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  • W: J. Paxton (10-3)L: E. Rodriguez (4-3)
  • HR: SEA - K. Seager (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF40100010.277.353.479.8320.5
A. Benintendi LF40000022.264.346.414.760-1.0
D. Pedroia 2B40000032.307.384.413.797-1.5
H. Ramirez 1B40100010.256.340.446.7860.5
J. Bradley CF30200010.268.342.451.7931.5
C. Young DH30000023.244.328.384.712-1.0
D. Marrero SS30000023.212.253.318.571-1.0
C. Vazquez C30000000.251.291.332.6230.0
B. Holt 3B30000000.196.283.196.4790.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS20110100.329.370.452.8215.0
    D. Valencia 1B40110022.269.326.426.7522.0
    R. Cano 2B40000013.271.334.475.809-0.5
    N. Cruz DH30000101.283.367.510.8781.0
    K. Seager 3B41111011.255.325.440.7655.5
    M. Haniger RF40000001.264.359.438.7970.0
    B. Gamel LF32200010.323.374.467.8415.5
    G. Heredia CF31110001.267.329.356.6852.0
    M. Zunino C30000023.225.291.463.755-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (19), D. Valencia (16)
      • 3B - B. Gamel (3)
      • HR - K. Seager (14)
      • RBI - J. Segura (31), D. Valencia (50), K. Seager (53), G. Heredia (16)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - G. Heredia (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Valencia (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.16442613.891.231.0
      B. Workman1.20000102.771.153.5
      D. Fister1.00000007.541.853.0
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.1
      B. Workman1.2
      D. Fister1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton (W, 10-3)7.040001002.841.1132.0
      N. Vincent1.00000001.961.093.0
      D. Phelps1.00000203.281.284.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton (W, 10-3)7.0
      N. Vincent1.0
      D. Phelps1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 99-61, B. Workman 18-13, D. Fister 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 5-6, B. Workman 2-1, D. Fister 1-2
      • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 26, B. Workman 4, D. Fister 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 103-71, N. Vincent 18-14, D. Phelps 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 7-4, N. Vincent 1-2, D. Phelps 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 25, N. Vincent 3, D. Phelps 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40100010.277.353.479.8320.5
      A. Benintendi LF40000022.264.346.414.760-1.0
      D. Pedroia 2B40000032.307.384.413.797-1.5
      H. Ramirez 1B40100010.256.340.446.7860.5
      J. Bradley CF30200010.268.342.451.7931.5
      C. Young DH30000023.244.328.384.712-1.0
      D. Marrero SS30000023.212.253.318.571-1.0
      C. Vazquez C30000000.251.291.332.6230.0
      B. Holt 3B30000000.196.283.196.4790.0
      Total31040001210-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Segura SS20110100.329.370.452.8215.0
        D. Valencia 1B40110022.269.326.426.7522.0
        R. Cano 2B40000013.271.334.475.809-0.5
        N. Cruz DH30000101.283.367.510.8781.0
        K. Seager 3B41111011.255.325.440.7655.5
        M. Haniger RF40000001.264.359.438.7970.0
        B. Gamel LF32200010.323.374.467.8415.5
        G. Heredia CF31110001.267.329.356.6852.0
        M. Zunino C30000023.225.291.463.755-1.0
        Total3046412712-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Segura (19), D. Valencia (16)
          • 3B - B. Gamel (3)
          • HR - K. Seager (14)
          • RBI - J. Segura (31), D. Valencia (50), K. Seager (53), G. Heredia (16)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - G. Heredia (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Valencia (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.16442613.891.231.0
          B. Workman1.20000102.771.153.5
          D. Fister1.00000007.541.853.0
          Total8.0644271---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.1
          B. Workman1.2
          D. Fister1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Paxton (W, 10-3)7.040001002.841.1132.0
          N. Vincent1.00000001.961.093.0
          D. Phelps1.00000203.281.284.0
          Total9.04000120---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Paxton (W, 10-3)7.0
          N. Vincent1.0
          D. Phelps1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 99-61, B. Workman 18-13, D. Fister 11-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 5-6, B. Workman 2-1, D. Fister 1-2
          • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 26, B. Workman 4, D. Fister 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 103-71, N. Vincent 18-14, D. Phelps 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 7-4, N. Vincent 1-2, D. Phelps 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 25, N. Vincent 3, D. Phelps 3
          • 4TH INNING
            Valencia doubled to deep right, Gamel scored, Segura to third04
          • 2ND INNING
            Segura doubled to deep center, Heredia scored03
            Heredia reached on fielder's choice to second, Gamel scored02
            Seager homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • David Phelps relieved Nick Vincent
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pedroia struck out swinging
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Nick Vincent relieved James Paxton
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vazquez grounded out to third
            • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt popped out to shortstop
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Doug Fister relieved Brandon Workman
            • N. Cruz: Cruz flied out to center
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager popped out to catcher
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ramirez singled to center
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley singled to right center, Ramirez to third
            • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
            • D. Marrero: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marrero grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bradley out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Workman Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
            • R. Cano: Ball, Cano grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez flied out to right
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Holt safe at first on 1st baseman Valencia fielding error
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to left, Holt to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pedroia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
            • G. Heredia: Heredia reached on bunt single to second
            • Brandon Workman relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
            • M. Zunino: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Zunino lined out to center
            • J. Segura: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Heredia caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Bradley singled to center
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
            • D. Marrero: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Bradley to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz lined out to left
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Seager flied out to left
            • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to right
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to second
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Pedroia struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel singled to center
            • G. Heredia: Heredia flied out to center
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Segura hit by pitch, Gamel to second
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Valencia doubled to deep right, Gamel scored, Segura to third
            • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano lined out to left
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Holt grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • R. Cano: Cano grounded out to third
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Haniger flied out to deep center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Young popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Seager homered to center
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gamel tripled to right
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia reached on fielder's choice to second, Gamel scored
            • M. Zunino: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Segura doubled to deep center, Heredia scored
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia lined out to second
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
            • D. Pedroia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pedroia lined out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura walked
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Cruz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Segura out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)