Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) When Chris Sale woke up Wednesday, he was unaware the Red Sox were on a four-game losing streak.

''I actually fell asleep before the end of it. I woke up this morning and heard the news,'' Sale said of Boston's 13-inning loss the previous night.

Sale was brilliant, pitching seven innings of three-hit ball in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners that featured a home run by 20-year-old Rafael Devers , who became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years.

Sale headed back to the team hotel early on Tuesday night to be rested for a day game. He didn't know about Seattle's two-run rally in the 13th inning, shortly after midnight.

About 12 hours later, the Red Sox got exactly what they needed from their ace to avoid being swept. He struck out 11 , the 14th time this season he reached double digits. Sale allowed doubles to Jean Segura and Guillermo Heredia, and a broken-bat single to Ben Gamel, but none of the three to reach base via hit ever advanced.

''It's deception, it's angle. He does a lot of things well,'' Gamel said.

Sale (13-4) has struck out at least nine batters in each of his 12 road starts this season, the longest streak dating to 1913. He's won five of his last six decisions and became the first AL pitcher with 13 wins.

In two starts on Boston's trip, Sale allowed seven hits in 13 innings and struck out 20.

''We're watching one of the better years ever pitched by a major league pitcher in the American League,'' Boston manager John Farrell said. ''We're fortunate it's in our uniform.''

A day after his major league debut, Devers led off the third inning by sending a 2-1 fastball from starter Andrew Moore out to center field for his first hit in the majors. At 20 years and 275 days old, Devers was the youngest Red Sox player to homer since Tony Conigliaro in September 1965. Devers added a single in the seventh inning.

''It was surreal. When I got back to the dugout I could barely walk to be honest with you,'' Devers said through an interpreter. ''I was just so happy about it. It was just a good moment.''

Moore (1-3) was solid, but the long ball was his problem. Along with Devers' shot, Moore gave up a two-out, two-run homer to Sandy Leon in the fourth inning. Moore hung a 1-2 curveball and Leon hit his sixth homer of the season. Moore was able to save Seattle's bullpen by lasting 6 2/3 innings.

''He's learning. Certainly, I like his competitiveness. He just didn't have that pitch to finish them today and the home run ball got him,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said of Moore. ''I do like the way he's able to make adjustments in-game, he's done that a number of times.''

SHUTOUT SEATTLE

Boston recorded its fifth shutout of the season and second in the past two weeks. Oddly enough, three of Boston's shutouts came against Seattle; the teams played just six times in the regular season.

DAYS OFF

Boston's Mookie Betts and Seattle's Robinson Cano, both All-Stars this year, got a break from the starting lineup with each team having a day off Thursday. Cano's only duty was catching the ceremonial first pitch from Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Boston placed right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor on the 10-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his ribs. The move was retroactive to July 23. The Red Sox activated right-hander Blaine Boyer from the disabled list. Boyer had been out since July 16 with an elbow strain.

Mariners: OF Jarrod Dyson (toe) is expected back in the lineup on Friday. Dyson missed the previous three games after hyperextending his toe crashing into the wall last Saturday against the Yankees. Servais wanted to give Dyson one more game off with an off day on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: After a day off, Boston opens up a 10-game homestand against Kansas City. David Price (5-3) will start in the opener.

Mariners: Following an off day, the Mariners open a three-game series with the New York Mets. Ariel Miranda (7-4) will start the opener on Friday.

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  • W: C. Sale (13-4)L: A. Moore (1-3)S: C. Kimbrel (25)
  • HR: BOS - S. Leon (6), R. Devers (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Holt RF50100001.196.276.196.4721.0
A. Benintendi LF40100011.266.347.412.7590.5
D. Pedroia 2B40200001.310.385.416.8002.0
H. Ramirez DH21000101.256.342.451.7923.0
J. Bradley CF41200023.269.341.453.7934.0
M. Moreland 1B30010014.239.328.405.7330.5
X. Bogaerts SS40000005.284.340.416.7560.0
S. Leon C41121011.242.294.382.6756.5
R. Devers 3B41211000.250.400.6251.0257.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS40100020.326.369.448.8181.0
    B. Gamel LF40200011.324.375.463.8371.5
    N. Cruz DH40000023.275.358.496.854-1.0
    D. Valencia 1B40000011.265.321.418.739-0.5
    K. Seager 3B40100011.255.327.435.7620.5
    G. Heredia CF20100100.275.340.377.7174.0
    M. Haniger RF30000123.254.353.421.7740.0
    C. Ruiz C40000034.216.314.318.632-1.5
    D. Espinosa 2B30000020.159.233.272.505-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bradley 2 (18)
      • HR - S. Leon (6), R. Devers
      • SF - M. Moreland (4)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (44), S. Leon 2 (26), R. Devers
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Leon 2 (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Segura (20), G. Heredia (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (W, 13-4)7.030011102.370.8832.5
      B. Boyer1.12001102.841.420.5
      C. Kimbrel (S, 25)0.20000201.270.598.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (W, 13-4)7.0
      B. Boyer1.1
      C. Kimbrel (S, 25)0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Moore (L, 1-3)6.26441325.651.153.5
      M. Rzepczynski0.12000003.441.53-2.0
      E. Pagan1.01000202.450.863.0
      S. Cishek1.00000003.151.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Moore (L, 1-3)6.2
      M. Rzepczynski0.1
      E. Pagan1.0
      S. Cishek1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Sale (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 115-75, B. Boyer 29-20, C. Kimbrel 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 3-7
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 26, B. Boyer 7, C. Kimbrel 2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - E. Pagan
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Moore 103-64, M. Rzepczynski 8-5, E. Pagan 19-12, S. Cishek 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Moore 6-10, M. Rzepczynski 1-0, E. Pagan 1-0, S. Cishek 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Moore 26, M. Rzepczynski 3, E. Pagan 5, S. Cishek 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Holt RF50100001.196.276.196.4721.0
      A. Benintendi LF40100011.266.347.412.7590.5
      D. Pedroia 2B40200001.310.385.416.8002.0
      H. Ramirez DH21000101.256.342.451.7923.0
      J. Bradley CF41200023.269.341.453.7934.0
      M. Moreland 1B30010014.239.328.405.7330.5
      X. Bogaerts SS40000005.284.340.416.7560.0
      S. Leon C41121011.242.294.382.6756.5
      R. Devers 3B41211000.250.400.6251.0257.0
      Total3449421517-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Segura SS40100020.326.369.448.8181.0
        B. Gamel LF40200011.324.375.463.8371.5
        N. Cruz DH40000023.275.358.496.854-1.0
        D. Valencia 1B40000011.265.321.418.739-0.5
        K. Seager 3B40100011.255.327.435.7620.5
        G. Heredia CF20100100.275.340.377.7174.0
        M. Haniger RF30000123.254.353.421.7740.0
        C. Ruiz C40000034.216.314.318.632-1.5
        D. Espinosa 2B30000020.159.233.272.505-1.0
        Total32050021413-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Bradley 2 (18)
          • HR - S. Leon (6), R. Devers
          • SF - M. Moreland (4)
          • RBI - M. Moreland (44), S. Leon 2 (26), R. Devers
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Leon 2 (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Segura (20), G. Heredia (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sale (W, 13-4)7.030011102.370.8832.5
          B. Boyer1.12001102.841.420.5
          C. Kimbrel (S, 25)0.20000201.270.598.0
          Total9.05002140---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sale (W, 13-4)7.0
          B. Boyer1.1
          C. Kimbrel (S, 25)0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Moore (L, 1-3)6.26441325.651.153.5
          M. Rzepczynski0.12000003.441.53-2.0
          E. Pagan1.01000202.450.863.0
          S. Cishek1.00000003.151.003.0
          Total9.0944152---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Moore (L, 1-3)6.2
          M. Rzepczynski0.1
          E. Pagan1.0
          S. Cishek1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Sale (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 115-75, B. Boyer 29-20, C. Kimbrel 9-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 3-7
          • Batters Faced - C. Sale 26, B. Boyer 7, C. Kimbrel 2
          PITCHING
          • HBP - E. Pagan
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Moore 103-64, M. Rzepczynski 8-5, E. Pagan 19-12, S. Cishek 16-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Moore 6-10, M. Rzepczynski 1-0, E. Pagan 1-0, S. Cishek 2-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Moore 26, M. Rzepczynski 3, E. Pagan 5, S. Cishek 3
          • 4TH INNING
            Leon homered to right, Bradley scored40
          • 3RD INNING
            Devers homered to center20
          • 2ND INNING
            Moreland hit sacrifice fly to left, Ramirez scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Steve Cishek relieved Emilio Pagan
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Leon flied out to left
            • R. Devers: Ball, Devers grounded out to first
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Holt grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Boyer Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Valencia flied out to left
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager singled to center
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked, Seager to second
            • Craig Kimbrel relieved Blaine Boyer
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Rzepczynski Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi singled to left center
            • Emilio Pagan relieved Marc Rzepczynski
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Pedroia singled to center, Benintendi to second
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez hit by pitch
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blaine Boyer relieved Chris Sale
            • D. Espinosa: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Espinosa struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Segura popped out to second
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Gamel singled to right
            • N. Cruz: Cruz flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bogaerts lined out to pitcher
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Leon grounded out to second
            • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Andrew Moore
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Devers singled to left center
            • B. Holt: Holt grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Heredia grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • C. Ruiz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Ruiz struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Ramirez flied out to center
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gamel singled to right center
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cruz struck out looking
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager popped out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Holt singled to left center
            • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Benintendi flied out to shallow center
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pedroia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Holt out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • C. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz struck out looking
            • D. Espinosa: Ball, Espinosa flied out to deep right
            • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Segura struck out looking
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bradley doubled to deep right
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland popped out to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts flied out to shallow center
            • S. Leon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Leon homered to right, Bradley scored
            • R. Devers: Ball, Devers lined out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia grounded out to second
            • K. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Heredia doubled to left center
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Haniger fouled out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Devers homered to center
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt grounded out to third
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi lined out to shortstop
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia singled to left center
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pedroia out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • D. Espinosa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Espinosa struck out looking
            • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Segura doubled to deep left
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • J. Bradley: Bradley doubled to deep right, Ramirez to third
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Moreland hit sacrifice fly to left, Ramirez scored
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts lined out to right
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia lined out to right
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager fouled out to catcher
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Heredia hit by pitch
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked, Heredia to second
            • C. Ruiz: Ball, Ruiz grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Moore Pitching:
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Holt lined out to right
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Segura struck out looking
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Gamel flied out to deep right
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Cruz popped out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)