Span has key pinch hit as Mariners rally past Red Sox, 7-6

SEATTLE (AP) Denard Span came to the plate in the eighth inning, knowing the situation was why the Seattle Mariners traded for him three weeks ago.

The veteran outfielder kept his cool and stroked a pinch-hit double that scored two runs, leading the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Span, batting for Guillermo Heredia with one out, hit a liner to the right-field corner off Matt Barnes (0-2) after Ryon Healy walked and Ben Gamel singled to left.

''I just tried to stay calm as possible,'' Span said. ''Kind of a calm angry. This is huge for me. I'm the new guy around here and I just want to help these guys as much as I can and feel like I'm one of them.''

The Mariners acquired Span and reliever Alex Colome from Tampa Bay on May 25.

''He's a huge addition to our club,'' said Seattle manager Scott Servais. ''He has so much experience in those situations, so he understands how to slow things down. We're going to have a lot more situations like that this season.''

Ryan Cook (1-0) got the win with a scoreless eighth inning and Edwin Diaz earned his major league-leading 26th save by working the ninth.

But Rob Whalen, who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, was the difference, pitching four scoreless innings of relief.

''This team is unbelievable,'' Whalen said. ''It felt like a World Series game out there tonight. I just wanted to do whatever I could to keep us in the game.''

It was the 20th time this season the Mariners have come from behind to win. Seattle is 22-10 in one-run games.

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer as part of a six-run third inning that gave Boston a 6-3 lead, but a spectacular defensive play by Seattle second baseman Dee Gordon on a hard-hit ball up the middle by Bogaerts that ended the sixth inning kept the Red Sox from adding another run.

The Mariners led 3-0 when Boston sent 11 men to the plate and had six hits and walk to chase starter James Paxton. The Mariners also committed two errors in the inning.

Paxton entered the game with a 0.39 ERA and 2-0 record in three previous starts against the Red Sox. Five of the six runs against Paxton were earned. He also threw two wild pitches.

''Pax had good stuff tonight, we just didn't help him,'' Servais said. ''The defense was shaky early. Paxton has carried us this year, so it was nice to get him off the hook.''

Boston tied the game at 3 on four singles and an error by third basemen Kyle Seager, before Bogaerts hit his 11th home run.

''We had a good inning and got a lot of runs,'' Bogaerts said. ''But that one big hit, seems like Span always does that against us. I remember when he did it at Tampa early on in the year. Same thing down the same line.''

Jean Segura gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead in the first inning when he launched Rick Porcello's fastball over the scoreboard in left field, a 420-foot shot. Seattle made it 3-0 in the second.

Mike Zunino knocked in two runs, including his 11th home run of the season to start the bottom of the seventh and cut it to 6-5 before Span came through one inning later.

''With him, you have to attack,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said of Span. ''He keeps working the count. He's a veteran guy. If you're ahead, you have to bury him and we didn't.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (left biceps tendinitis) made some throws in the outfield Friday for the first time since going on the 10-day DL on June 5, retroactive to June 2.

Mariners: RHP Juan Nicasio (knee swelling) threw in the bullpen Friday and is expected to throw live batting practice Saturday. Servais said it's possible Nicasio could come off the 10-day DL on Tuesday in New York when the Mariners start a three-game series with the Yankees. ''He just needs to get that inflammation out of his knee,'' Servais said. ... RHP Nick Vincent (groin strain) will throw in the bullpen Saturday.

FILIA RETURNS: The Red Sox returned minor league OF Eric Filia to the Mariners Friday after Filia failed his physical. Filia was the player to be named in the deal that sent LHP Roenis Elias to the Mariners on April 23. The Mariners completed the trade with cash considerations.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Steven Wright (2-0, 1.21) will take the longest active scoreless streak in baseball into Saturday's game against the Mariners. Wright has thrown 22 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, including back-to-back scoreless starts when he went seven innings in a win against Detroit and 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision at Baltimore.

Mariners: Wade Leblanc (7-3, 4.26) will make his ninth start of the season Saturday. Leblanc has allowed only 11 earned runs in his previous eight starts for a 2.45 ERA. The Mariners are 6-2 in those games.

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123456789RHE
BOS48-23
006000000690
SEA45-25
12001012X7103
  • W: R. Cook (1-0)L: M. Barnes (0-2)S: E. Diaz (26)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts (11), SEA - J. Segura (6), M. Zunino (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41200100.348.427.7211.1484.0
B. Holt 2B51110015.304.383.426.8102.5
J. Martinez LF41200111.320.392.6481.0403.5
B. Swihart PR00000000.156.229.188.4162.0
M. Moreland 1B51010025.273.345.540.8851.0
X. Bogaerts SS41131102.280.342.514.8569.0
R. Devers 3B50200002.238.288.412.7004.0
E. Nunez DH30000202.246.277.350.6272.0
J. Bradley CF41100014.185.279.290.5691.5
S. Leon C30000013.223.263.330.592-0.5
a- A. Benintendi PH10000002.296.383.545.9280.0
C. Vazquez C00000000.217.261.289.5510.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Leon in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B51100012.285.306.358.6641.5
J. Segura SS41211000.344.365.493.8577.0
M. Haniger RF-CF30110110.272.356.520.8762.5
N. Cruz DH30000111.248.338.514.8520.5
K. Seager 3B41100023.226.276.420.6952.0
R. Healy 1B30100110.261.293.492.7861.5
A. Romine PR-1B01000000.145.217.164.3801.0
B. Gamel LF-RF42110021.298.374.403.7775.0
G. Heredia CF30000021.254.358.366.724-1.0
a- D. Span PH-LF10120000.257.364.414.7784.0
M. Zunino C41221011.211.270.453.7247.5
HITTERSAB
D. Gordon 2B5
J. Segura SS4
M. Haniger RF-CF3
N. Cruz DH3
K. Seager 3B4
R. Healy 1B3
A. Romine PR-1B0
B. Gamel LF-RF4
G. Heredia CF3
a- D. Span PH-LF1
M. Zunino C4
  • a-doubled for Heredia in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (11)
  • RBI - B. Holt (16), M. Moreland (31), X. Bogaerts 3 (39)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Seager (17), D. Span (10)
  • HR - J. Segura (6), M. Zunino (11)
  • RBI - J. Segura (43), M. Haniger (53), B. Gamel (7), D. Span 2 (33), M. Zunino 2 (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger (18), M. Zunino (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Swihart (2), R. Devers (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Gamel (5)
FIELDING
  • E - K. Seager (6), J. Segura 2 (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Porcello6.07441913.701.1610.5
H. Hembree (H, 9)1.01111014.111.340.0
M. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)1.02221202.931.17-6.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Porcello6.0
H. Hembree (H, 9)1.0
M. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Paxton2.16651413.441.06-4.0
C. Bradford0.20000002.301.020.0
R. Whalen4.01001000.000.5010.0
R. Cook (W, 1-0)1.01002105.191.507.5
E. Diaz (S, 26)1.01001102.430.898.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Paxton2.1
C. Bradford0.2
R. Whalen4.0
R. Cook (W, 1-0)1.0
E. Diaz (S, 26)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 100-70, H. Hembree 23-13, M. Barnes 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 5-4, H. Hembree 1-2, M. Barnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 26, H. Hembree 5, M. Barnes 6
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Paxton 2 (5)
  • IBB - R. Cook
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 74-42, C. Bradford 8-6, R. Whalen 47-28, R. Cook 20-9, E. Diaz 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 2-3, C. Bradford 1-1, R. Whalen 6-6, R. Cook 1-1, E. Diaz 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 16, C. Bradford 2, R. Whalen 14, R. Cook 6, E. Diaz 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41200100.348.427.7211.1484.0
B. Holt 2B51110015.304.383.426.8102.5
J. Martinez LF41200111.320.392.6481.0403.5
B. Swihart PR00000000.156.229.188.4162.0
M. Moreland 1B51010025.273.345.540.8851.0
X. Bogaerts SS41131102.280.342.514.8569.0
R. Devers 3B50200002.238.288.412.7004.0
E. Nunez DH30000202.246.277.350.6272.0
J. Bradley CF41100014.185.279.290.5691.5
S. Leon C30000013.223.263.330.592-0.5
a- A. Benintendi PH10000002.296.383.545.9280.0
C. Vazquez C00000000.217.261.289.5510.0
Total3869515626-----
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Leon in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B51100012.285.306.358.6641.5
J. Segura SS41211000.344.365.493.8577.0
M. Haniger RF-CF30110110.272.356.520.8762.5
N. Cruz DH30000111.248.338.514.8520.5
K. Seager 3B41100023.226.276.420.6952.0
R. Healy 1B30100110.261.293.492.7861.5
A. Romine PR-1B01000000.145.217.164.3801.0
B. Gamel LF-RF42110021.298.374.403.7775.0
G. Heredia CF30000021.254.358.366.724-1.0
a- D. Span PH-LF10120000.257.364.414.7784.0
M. Zunino C41221011.211.270.453.7247.5
Total34710723119-----
HITTERSAB
D. Gordon 2B5
J. Segura SS4
M. Haniger RF-CF3
N. Cruz DH3
K. Seager 3B4
R. Healy 1B3
A. Romine PR-1B0
B. Gamel LF-RF4
G. Heredia CF3
a- D. Span PH-LF1
M. Zunino C4
Total34
  • a-doubled for Heredia in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (11)
  • RBI - B. Holt (16), M. Moreland (31), X. Bogaerts 3 (39)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Seager (17), D. Span (10)
  • HR - J. Segura (6), M. Zunino (11)
  • RBI - J. Segura (43), M. Haniger (53), B. Gamel (7), D. Span 2 (33), M. Zunino 2 (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger (18), M. Zunino (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Swihart (2), R. Devers (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Gamel (5)
FIELDING
  • E - K. Seager (6), J. Segura 2 (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Porcello6.07441913.701.1610.5
H. Hembree (H, 9)1.01111014.111.340.0
M. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)1.02221202.931.17-6.0
Total8.010773112---
PITCHERSIP
R. Porcello6.0
H. Hembree (H, 9)1.0
M. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Paxton2.16651413.441.06-4.0
C. Bradford0.20000002.301.020.0
R. Whalen4.01001000.000.5010.0
R. Cook (W, 1-0)1.01002105.191.507.5
E. Diaz (S, 26)1.01001102.430.898.5
Total9.0965561---
PITCHERSIP
J. Paxton2.1
C. Bradford0.2
R. Whalen4.0
R. Cook (W, 1-0)1.0
E. Diaz (S, 26)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 100-70, H. Hembree 23-13, M. Barnes 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 5-4, H. Hembree 1-2, M. Barnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 26, H. Hembree 5, M. Barnes 6
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Paxton 2 (5)
  • IBB - R. Cook
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 74-42, C. Bradford 8-6, R. Whalen 47-28, R. Cook 20-9, E. Diaz 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 2-3, C. Bradford 1-1, R. Whalen 6-6, R. Cook 1-1, E. Diaz 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 16, C. Bradford 2, R. Whalen 14, R. Cook 6, E. Diaz 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Span doubled to deep right, Romine and Gamel scored67
  • 7TH INNING
    Zunino homered to right65
  • 5TH INNING
    Haniger singled to left, Gordon scored, Segura to second64
  • 3RD INNING
    Bogaerts homered to right center, Martinez and Moreland scored63
    Moreland safe at first on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error, Betts and Holt scored, Martinez to second33
    Holt singled to left, Bradley scored, Betts to second13
  • 2ND INNING
    Zunino singled to shallow left, Gamel scored03
    Gamel reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Seager scored, Healy out at second02
  • 1ST INNING
    Segura homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Edwin Diaz relieved Ryan Cook
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to center
    • Blake Swihart ran for J.D. Martinez
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Swihart stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts walked
    • R. Devers: Devers popped out to shortstop
    • E. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Nunez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan Cook relieved Rob Whalen
    • R. Devers: Ball, Devers singled to right
    • E. Nunez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked, Devers to second
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • Andrew Benintendi hit for Sandy Leon
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to third, Devers out at third, Nunez to second
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts intentionally walked, Nunez to third, Benintendi to second
    • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Holt lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Christian Vazquez catching
    • Matt Barnes relieved Heath Hembree
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
    • Andrew Romine ran for Ryon Healy
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel singled to left, Romine to second
    • Denard Span hit for Guillermo Heredia
    • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Span doubled to deep right, Romine and Gamel scored
    • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Whalen Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Foul, Betts reached on an infield single to third
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Holt flied out to right
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Betts to second
    • M. Moreland: Moreland lined out to right
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded into fielder's choice to second, Martinez out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Heath Hembree relieved Rick Porcello
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zunino homered to right
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon grounded out to third
    • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Segura lined out to left
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Whalen Pitching:
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to second
    • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bradley lined out to center
    • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Leon flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia lined out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Whalen Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to second
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to center
    • R. Devers: Ball, Devers grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
    • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Zunino grounded out to third
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon singled to center
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura singled to right, Gordon to second
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger singled to left, Gordon scored, Segura to second
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Segura to third, Haniger to second
    • K. Seager: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Seager grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Rob Whalen relieved Chasen Bradford
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts lined out to second
    • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Holt grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • R. Healy: Healy flied out to deep center
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Paxton Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bradley singled to right center
    • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bradley to third on shortstop Segura fielding error
    • B. Holt: Holt singled to left, Bradley scored, Betts to second
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez singled to right, Betts to third, Holt to second
    • M. Moreland: Moreland safe at first on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error, Betts and Holt scored, Martinez to second
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez to third, Moreland to second on wild pitch, Bogaerts homered to right center, Martinez and Moreland scored
    • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Devers singled to right center
    • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Ball, Devers stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
    • Chasen Bradford relieved James Paxton
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bradley lined out to first
    • S. Leon: Ball, Leon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 3 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to third
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger popped out to second
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Paxton Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts flied out to deep right
    • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Devers lined out to left
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Seager doubled to deep right
    • R. Healy: Ball, Healy singled to right, Seager to third
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Seager scored, Healy out at second
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gamel stole second
    • M. Zunino: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zunino singled to shallow left, Gamel scored
    • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Gordon grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Paxton Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts safe at first on shortstop Segura fielding error
    • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts to second on wild pitch
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura homered to left
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cruz struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)