Red Sox hit three homers to rout Mariners 9-3

SEATTLE (AP) Boston's offense showed why it is one of the best in baseball.

Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered and the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Sunday.

''Today we did an outstanding job finishing the game and we got the W,'' Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. ''We are a good team. We know how to play the game and we turn the page really quick.''

Devers' 11th homer of the season capped a five-run, two-out rally in the third against Seattle starter Mike Leake (7-4).

''They were making it tough today,'' Leake said. ''They weren't giving me any breaks today.''

Andrew Benintendi and Bogaerts began Boston's rally with a pair of singles. J.D. Martinez drew a nine pitch walk to load the bases before Mitch Moreland drove in two with a single to centerfield, his first hit of the series, and Devers followed with a blast off the Hit It Here Cafe in right field to give Boston a 5-0 lead.

''Anytime you can put up a five spot in the inning, you are happy with it,'' Moreland said. ''That was a good inning for us.''

The Red Sox pulled away in the seventh against right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford, who gave up three runs and two homers while getting two outs.

Bradley Jr. sent Bradford's first pitch over the centerfield wall for his fourth home run this season. Benintendi hit his third single of the game with one out before Bogaerts put Boston ahead 8-2 with a shot into the bullpen in left centerfield, his 12th of the season and fourth of the series.

Facing left-hander Roenis Elias in the eighth, Benintendi extended Boston's lead to 9-2 with a sacrifice fly to center.

The Red Sox have hit three or more home runs 10 times this season, and are 36-7 when scoring five or more runs.

Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez picked up his sixth straight win in as many starts, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out nine. Rodriguez (9-1) has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his starts during his winning streak, and the Red Sox are 13-1 in Rodriguez's starts this season.

''It was really good,'' Rodriguez said of his start. ''All of my pitches were working. It was really great.''

The Mariners loaded the bases with no outs for the heart of their order against Rodriguez in the fifth, but managed just one run. Jean Segura cut Seattle's deficit to 5-2 with a fielder's choice, but Seattle's rally was cut short following back-to-back fly outs from Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz.

''He had to work for it that fifth inning but he limited the damage,'' Cora said. ''. He did a good job. Good fastball. He was more aggressive in the strike zone.''

Cruz hit his 17th home run of the season in the fourth, sending a 3-2 fastball from Martinez 442 feet in to the upper deck in left field to trim Seattle's deficit to 5-1. Cruz has homered five times in his last nine games.

In the eighth, Ryon Healy doubled down the left field line, scoring Cruz to make it 9-3.

The Red Sox improved to 18-5 in series finales, and have won five straight day games on the road.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Nick Vincent (groin) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, then make a rehab appearance with Double-A Arkansas on Wednesday before joining the Mariners during their three game series in Boston beginning Friday.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Chris Sale (6-4, 2.75 ERA) takes the mound as the Red Sox continue their road trip against the Twins on Tuesday. Sale has allowed just one run in each of his last two starts and has nine starts this season allowing one or fewer earned runs.

Mariners: Marco Gonzales (7-3, 3.42) goes for his sixth win in as many starts when the Mariners begin a 10-game road trip against the Yankees on Tuesday. Gonzalez has allowed just six earned runs in his last six starts combined.

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SEA46-26
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  • W: E. Rodriguez (9-1)L: M. Leake (7-4)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts (12), J. Bradley (4), R. Devers (11), SEA - N. Cruz (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40000100.340.419.6991.1181.0
A. Benintendi LF42310000.299.383.542.9258.0
X. Bogaerts SS52221013.279.339.518.8578.5
J. Martinez DH41100110.315.388.6351.0222.5
M. Moreland 1B41220011.276.347.536.8824.5
a- B. Swihart PH-1B10000000.149.219.179.3980.0
R. Devers 3B51231011.239.287.418.7058.5
B. Holt 2B40100002.300.377.417.7931.0
C. Vazquez C41100003.215.258.291.5493.0
J. Bradley CF31111100.184.280.301.5817.0
  • a-popped out for Moreland in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B50300001.290.311.361.6723.0
J. Segura SS20010103.340.363.490.8522.0
a- A. Romine PH-SS20000011.140.210.158.368-0.5
M. Haniger RF31000115.269.357.512.8681.5
N. Cruz DH31111103.249.339.521.8597.0
K. Seager 3B40000022.224.272.413.685-1.0
R. Healy 1B40110020.257.288.485.7742.0
G. Heredia CF40000022.241.343.348.691-1.0
B. Gamel LF41100020.297.371.406.7772.0
D. Freitas C40200010.217.299.283.5821.5
  • a-struck out for Segura in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Vazquez (7)
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (12), R. Devers (11), J. Bradley (4)
  • SF - A. Benintendi (5)
  • RBI - A. Benintendi (47), X. Bogaerts 2 (41), M. Moreland 2 (33), R. Devers 3 (35), J. Bradley (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Moreland 2 (10), R. Devers 3 (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Healy (8), B. Gamel (7)
  • HR - N. Cruz (17)
  • RBI - J. Segura (44), N. Cruz (40), R. Healy (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Healy (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Benintendi (12)
FIELDING
  • E - X. Bogaerts (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Healy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Rodriguez (W, 9-1)6.06221913.591.2423.5
M. Barnes1.00000102.841.143.5
B. Workman0.21112101.291.00-3.5
H. Velazquez1.11000001.851.412.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Rodriguez (W, 9-1)6.0
M. Barnes1.0
B. Workman0.2
H. Velazquez1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake (L, 7-4)6.08551114.471.28-0.5
C. Bradford0.23330023.211.11-6.0
R. Elias2.12112301.741.162.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake (L, 7-4)6.0
C. Bradford0.2
R. Elias2.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 113-70, M. Barnes 13-9, B. Workman 24-11, H. Velazquez 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 3-6, M. Barnes 2-0, H. Velazquez 3-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 25, M. Barnes 3, B. Workman 5, H. Velazquez 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 99-66, C. Bradford 12-8, R. Elias 41-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-9, R. Elias 1-3
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, C. Bradford 5, R. Elias 11
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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BOS49-24
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SEA46-26
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40000100.340.419.6991.1181.0
A. Benintendi LF42310000.299.383.542.9258.0
X. Bogaerts SS52221013.279.339.518.8578.5
J. Martinez DH41100110.315.388.6351.0222.5
M. Moreland 1B41220011.276.347.536.8824.5
a- B. Swihart PH-1B10000000.149.219.179.3980.0
R. Devers 3B51231011.239.287.418.7058.5
B. Holt 2B40100002.300.377.417.7931.0
C. Vazquez C41100003.215.258.291.5493.0
J. Bradley CF31111100.184.280.301.5817.0
Total38913933410-----
  • a-popped out for Moreland in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B50300001.290.311.361.6723.0
J. Segura SS20010103.340.363.490.8522.0
a- A. Romine PH-SS20000011.140.210.158.368-0.5
M. Haniger RF31000115.269.357.512.8681.5
N. Cruz DH31111103.249.339.521.8597.0
K. Seager 3B40000022.224.272.413.685-1.0
R. Healy 1B40110020.257.288.485.7742.0
G. Heredia CF40000022.241.343.348.691-1.0
B. Gamel LF41100020.297.371.406.7772.0
D. Freitas C40200010.217.299.283.5821.5
Total35383131117-----
HITTERSAB
D. Gordon 2B5
J. Segura SS2
a- A. Romine PH-SS2
M. Haniger RF3
N. Cruz DH3
K. Seager 3B4
R. Healy 1B4
G. Heredia CF4
B. Gamel LF4
D. Freitas C4
Total35
  • a-struck out for Segura in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Vazquez (7)
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (12), R. Devers (11), J. Bradley (4)
  • SF - A. Benintendi (5)
  • RBI - A. Benintendi (47), X. Bogaerts 2 (41), M. Moreland 2 (33), R. Devers 3 (35), J. Bradley (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Moreland 2 (10), R. Devers 3 (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Healy (8), B. Gamel (7)
  • HR - N. Cruz (17)
  • RBI - J. Segura (44), N. Cruz (40), R. Healy (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Healy (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Benintendi (12)
FIELDING
  • E - X. Bogaerts (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Healy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Rodriguez (W, 9-1)6.06221913.591.2423.5
M. Barnes1.00000102.841.143.5
B. Workman0.21112101.291.00-3.5
H. Velazquez1.11000001.851.412.0
Total9.08333111---
PITCHERSIP
E. Rodriguez (W, 9-1)6.0
M. Barnes1.0
B. Workman0.2
H. Velazquez1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake (L, 7-4)6.08551114.471.28-0.5
C. Bradford0.23330023.211.11-6.0
R. Elias2.12112301.741.162.5
Total9.01399343---
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake (L, 7-4)6.0
C. Bradford0.2
R. Elias2.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 113-70, M. Barnes 13-9, B. Workman 24-11, H. Velazquez 10-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 3-6, M. Barnes 2-0, H. Velazquez 3-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 25, M. Barnes 3, B. Workman 5, H. Velazquez 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 99-66, C. Bradford 12-8, R. Elias 41-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-9, R. Elias 1-3
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, C. Bradford 5, R. Elias 11
  • 8TH INNING
    Healy doubled to deep left, Haniger scored, Cruz to third93
    Benintendi hit sacrifice fly to center, Vazquez scored92
  • 7TH INNING
    Bogaerts homered to left center, Benintendi scored82
    Bradley homered to center62
  • 5TH INNING
    Segura reached on fielder's choice to third, Gamel scored, Freitas to third, Gordon out at second52
  • 4TH INNING
    Cruz homered to left center51
  • 3RD INNING
    Devers homered to right, Martinez and Moreland scored50
    Moreland singled to center, Benintendi and Bogaerts scored, Martinez to third20
  • 9TH INNING
    • R. Elias Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Blake Swihart hit for Mitch Moreland
    • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Swihart popped out to second
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Velazquez Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel grounded out to first
    • D. Freitas: Strike swinging, Ball, Freitas singled to left
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon flied out to left
    • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Elias Pitching:
    • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Holt grounded out to first
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez doubled to left
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bradley walked
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Vazquez to third, Bradley to second
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi hit sacrifice fly to center, Vazquez scored
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brandon Workman relieved Matt Barnes
    • Andrew Romine hit for Jean Segura
    • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger walked
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cruz walked, Haniger to second
    • K. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to deep left
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Healy doubled to deep left, Haniger scored, Cruz to third
    • Hector Velazquez relieved Brandon Workman
    • G. Heredia: Heredia grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Chasen Bradford relieved Mike Leake
    • J. Bradley: Bradley homered to center
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Betts lined out to center
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi singled to center
    • X. Bogaerts: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi stole second, Bogaerts homered to left center, Benintendi scored
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez flied out to right
    • Roenis Elias relieved Chasen Bradford
    • M. Moreland: Moreland reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. Devers: Devers flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Barnes relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • D. Freitas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Freitas grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers lined out to right
    • B. Holt: Ball, Holt grounded out to first
    • C. Vazquez: Vazquez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Seager flied out to deep center
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
    • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to third
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gamel doubled to deep left
    • D. Freitas: Freitas reached on an infield single to third
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon reached on bunt single to third, Gamel to third, Freitas to second
    • J. Segura: Foul, Segura reached on fielder's choice to third, Gamel scored, Freitas to third, Gordon out at second
    • M. Haniger: Haniger flied out to right
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Cruz fouled out to first
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to first
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts popped out to second
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cruz homered to left center
    • K. Seager: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Healy struck out looking
    • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Bradley flied out to center
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded out to third
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Benintendi singled to center
    • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts singled to right, Benintendi to second
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked, Benintendi to third, Bogaerts to second
    • M. Moreland: Moreland singled to center, Benintendi and Bogaerts scored, Martinez to third
    • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Devers homered to right, Martinez and Moreland scored
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt singled to left
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Freitas struck out looking
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to center
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura walked, Gordon to second
    • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Martinez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Moreland flied out to deep center
    • R. Devers: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Devers singled to right, Martinez to second
    • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Holt lined out to first
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • R. Healy: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Healy popped out to second
    • G. Heredia: Heredia flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to right
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi singled to left
    • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts grounded into double play third to second to first, Benintendi out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon reached on an infield single to shortstop, Gordon to second on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error
    • J. Segura: Segura popped out to first
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded out to second
    • N. Cruz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)