Mariners stop 5-game slide with 7-2 win against Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) The toughest moment of Mike Leake's stellar night was missing a chance for a shutout.

Leake pitched eight sparkling innings, Mitch Haniger drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

With closer Edwin Diaz needing some work, Seattle manager Scott Servais had to deliver the bad news to Leake.

''Very tough, very, very hard,'' Servais said. ''I told him: `Mike, 99 percent of the time I wouldn't take you out of this game, but we need to get Eddie out there.'''

Leake (8-4) gave up three singles, struck out five and walked two six days after he allowed five runs and took the loss against the Red Sox at Safeco Field. Diaz gave up two runs in the ninth.

''I wanted it,'' Leake said. ''I was ready, but they wanted to give Diaz work, so there's no fight there.''

His last shutout was on Sept. 30, 2015, for San Francisco against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Nelson Cruz had three hits and scored twice a night after hitting two homers and driving in seven runs for Seattle, which went on its skid after beating Boston two straight at home last weekend.

J.D. Martinez had two singles for Boston after going 4 for 5 with five RBIs when the Red Sox collected a season-high 20 hits in a 14-10 victory Friday.

Eduardo Rodriguez (9-2) gave up five runs, four earned, in four innings, snapping his personal six-game win streak. The Red Sox were 13-1 in his starts this season.

''Today was just the command with the pitches, you know what I mean?'' he said.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Rodriguez's lack of command with his cutter was the difference from last weekend when he was solid against the Mariners. He said both of Haniger's doubles came off the pitch.

''Those two pitches, compared to last week, last week we attack them away, Eduardo did and tonight he tried to go in and it didn't work,'' he said.

Playing on a cool, misty night, the Mariners managed to close out the Red Sox after blowing two five-run leads during their slide, including Friday.

Seattle broke it open with three runs in the fourth. Haniger made it 4-0 with a two-out, two-run double off the Green Monster. He scored from second on Kyle Seager's infield hit when Rodriguez slipped covering first and turned late for the plate.

Haniger also had an RBI double in the first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: SS Jean Segura missed his third straight game with a right forearm infection. ''The swelling has gone down quite a bit,'' Servais said. The plan was for him to hit and field to see where he'd be for Sunday afternoon's game.

Red Sox: Cora said LHP Drew Pomeranz (10-day DL, left biceps tendinitis) felt better after throwing off a mound on Friday. He threw lightly on Saturday and Cora said he ''might do another bullpen'' on Monday. ... 3B Rafael Devers fouled a ball of his foot and came out after completing his at-bat. ''He's OK,'' Cora said.

SHORT-HANDED SOX

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts and shortstop Xander Bogaerts were both out of the lineup.

Cora said Betts was ''a little bit under the weather. He had no energy.'' The All-Star outfielder entered Saturday with a .342 average, second-best in the majors, with 19 homers and 39 RBIs.

Bogaerts left Friday's game after he sprained his left index finger on a headfirst slide to second.

YOU AGAIN

For the second straight game, both starters had faced the same team in their previous start. Rodriguez earned the win, allowing only two runs in six innings last Sunday in Seattle.

''It does make it a little bit more challenging for the pitcher in my mind,'' Servais said before the game.

Cora said: ''You have to make an adjustment just to make an adjustment.''

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (7-4, 3.80 ERA) is slated to start the series finale Sunday. He's 6-2 with a 2.88 ERA in his last 11 starts.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (6-4, 2.74) is set to start. The ace has allowed one or no runs in nine of 17 starts this season and is 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA in his career against Seattle.

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  • W: M. Leake (8-4)L: E. Rodriguez (9-2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B61110006.291.313.360.6723.0
M. Haniger RF51230011.267.353.498.8517.5
N. Cruz DH42300101.274.359.570.9297.0
K. Seager 3B50210013.227.276.420.6963.5
R. Healy 1B50110014.258.292.480.7721.5
B. Gamel LF40000004.284.357.390.7471.0
G. Heredia CF51200021.237.333.336.6692.0
C. Herrmann C31200201.429.556.429.9845.0
A. Romine SS51100016.186.240.200.4401.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Lin SS40000020.167.250.222.472-1.0
    A. Benintendi LF40100001.295.380.530.9091.0
    J. Martinez RF41200002.326.394.6421.0362.0
    M. Moreland 1B41210001.300.371.560.9316.0
    B. Holt 2B30000111.294.372.412.7840.5
    R. Devers 3B30000013.236.284.417.701-0.5
    B. Swihart 3B10000011.149.213.176.388-0.5
    E. Nunez DH30110100.251.283.351.6343.0
    C. Vazquez C40000012.211.251.286.538-0.5
    J. Bradley CF30000010.178.275.288.563-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Haniger 2 (13), N. Cruz (10), K. Seager (19)
      • RBI - D. Gordon (18), M. Haniger 3 (58), K. Seager (44), R. Healy (35)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (20), K. Seager (20), R. Healy (11)
      BATTING
      • 3B - M. Moreland (4)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (37), E. Nunez (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Nunez (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Martinez
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Haniger (4), R. Healy (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Lin
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (W, 8-4)8.03002504.111.2331.5
      E. Diaz1.03220202.770.92-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (W, 8-4)8.0
      E. Diaz1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Rodriguez (L, 9-2)4.07542203.861.29-5.0
      H. Velazquez3.06220102.501.441.5
      B. Workman1.01000201.131.003.0
      H. Hembree1.00001103.861.292.5
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Rodriguez (L, 9-2)4.0
      H. Velazquez3.0
      B. Workman1.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 98-61, E. Diaz 19-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 12-7, E. Diaz 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 29, E. Diaz 6
      PITCHING
      • IBB - E. Rodriguez
      • HBP - E. Rodriguez (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 86-52, H. Velazquez 52-35, B. Workman 17-12, H. Hembree 18-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 5-6, H. Velazquez 4-4
      • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 23, H. Velazquez 15, B. Workman 4, H. Hembree 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Gordon 2B61110006.291.313.360.6723.0
      M. Haniger RF51230011.267.353.498.8517.5
      N. Cruz DH42300101.274.359.570.9297.0
      K. Seager 3B50210013.227.276.420.6963.5
      R. Healy 1B50110014.258.292.480.7721.5
      B. Gamel LF40000004.284.357.390.7471.0
      G. Heredia CF51200021.237.333.336.6692.0
      C. Herrmann C31200201.429.556.429.9845.0
      A. Romine SS51100016.186.240.200.4401.5
      Total42714603627-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Lin SS40000020.167.250.222.472-1.0
        A. Benintendi LF40100001.295.380.530.9091.0
        J. Martinez RF41200002.326.394.6421.0362.0
        M. Moreland 1B41210001.300.371.560.9316.0
        B. Holt 2B30000111.294.372.412.7840.5
        R. Devers 3B30000013.236.284.417.701-0.5
        B. Swihart 3B10000011.149.213.176.388-0.5
        E. Nunez DH30110100.251.283.351.6343.0
        C. Vazquez C40000012.211.251.286.538-0.5
        J. Bradley CF30000010.178.275.288.563-0.5
        Total3326202711-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Haniger 2 (13), N. Cruz (10), K. Seager (19)
          • RBI - D. Gordon (18), M. Haniger 3 (58), K. Seager (44), R. Healy (35)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (20), K. Seager (20), R. Healy (11)
          BATTING
          • 3B - M. Moreland (4)
          • RBI - M. Moreland (37), E. Nunez (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Nunez (9)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - J. Martinez
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Haniger (4), R. Healy (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - T. Lin
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Leake (W, 8-4)8.03002504.111.2331.5
          E. Diaz1.03220202.770.92-1.0
          Total9.0622270---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Leake (W, 8-4)8.0
          E. Diaz1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Rodriguez (L, 9-2)4.07542203.861.29-5.0
          H. Velazquez3.06220102.501.441.5
          B. Workman1.01000201.131.003.0
          H. Hembree1.00001103.861.292.5
          Total9.01476360---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Rodriguez (L, 9-2)4.0
          H. Velazquez3.0
          B. Workman1.0
          H. Hembree1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 98-61, E. Diaz 19-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 12-7, E. Diaz 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Leake 29, E. Diaz 6
          PITCHING
          • IBB - E. Rodriguez
          • HBP - E. Rodriguez (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 86-52, H. Velazquez 52-35, B. Workman 17-12, H. Hembree 18-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 5-6, H. Velazquez 4-4
          • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 23, H. Velazquez 15, B. Workman 4, H. Hembree 4
          • 9TH INNING
            Nunez singled to deep right center, Moreland scored, Nunez to second on right fielder Haniger fielding error72
            Moreland tripled to deep right center, Martinez scored71
          • 7TH INNING
            Gordon grounded out to second, Heredia scored, Herrmann to second70
          • 6TH INNING
            Healy reached on an infield single to third, Cruz scored, Seager to third60
          • 4TH INNING
            Seager singled to shallow right, Haniger scored, Cruz to second50
            Haniger doubled to deep left, Herrmann and Romine scored40
          • 3RD INNING
            Healy safe at first on shortstop Lin fielding error, Cruz scored20
          • 1ST INNING
            Haniger doubled to left center, Gordon scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Heath Hembree relieved Brandon Workman
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
            • C. Herrmann: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Herrmann walked
            • A. Romine: Foul, Foul, Romine fouled out to third
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon lined out to right
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Edwin Diaz relieved Mike Leake
            • J. Martinez: Martinez singled to center
            • M. Moreland: Moreland tripled to deep right center, Martinez scored
            • B. Holt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
            • B. Swihart: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez singled to deep right center, Moreland scored, Nunez to second on right fielder Haniger fielding error
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brandon Workman relieved Hector Velazquez
            • Blake Swihart at third base
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz singled to center
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
            • R. Healy: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Gamel lined out to left
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • T. Lin: Ball, Strike looking, Lin grounded out to third
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi lined out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • H. Velazquez Pitching:
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Heredia singled to left
            • C. Herrmann: Foul, Foul, Herrmann singled to right, Heredia to third
            • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second, Heredia scored, Herrmann to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to first
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Devers grounded out to first
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Vazquez struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • H. Velazquez Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Gordon flied out to shallow left
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz singled to deep left
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager doubled to deep left, Cruz to third
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Healy reached on an infield single to third, Cruz scored, Seager to third
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel grounded into fielder's choice to second, Healy out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • T. Lin: Ball, Lin safe at first on 1st baseman Healy fielding error
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first, Lin to second
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez grounded out to second, Lin to third
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland flied out to deep left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Hector Velazquez relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
            • B. Gamel: Gamel grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia singled to left
            • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Herrmann flied out to center
            • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine lined out to left
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez flied out to right
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez grounded out to third
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Heredia grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrmann walked
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine singled to center, Herrmann to second
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Gordon grounded out to pitcher, Herrmann to third, Romine to second
            • M. Haniger: Haniger doubled to deep left, Herrmann and Romine scored
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz intentionally walked
            • K. Seager: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Seager singled to shallow right, Haniger scored, Cruz to second
            • R. Healy: Healy grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Seager out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to second
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Holt grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Haniger struck out on foul tip
            • N. Cruz: Cruz doubled to deep right center
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to center
            • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Healy safe at first on shortstop Lin fielding error, Cruz scored
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gamel flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • T. Lin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi singled to left
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to third, Benintendi out at second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez caught stealing, catcher to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gamel hit by pitch
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Herrmann singled to right, Gamel to second
            • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Romine popped out to first
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon lined out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez flied out to deep right
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to third
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bradley lined out to pitcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Haniger doubled to left center, Gordon scored
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cruz grounded out to second, Haniger to third
            • K. Seager: Seager flied out to left
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi lined out to first
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez singled to right center
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland singled to deep center, Martinez to third
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt walked, Moreland to second
            • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Devers grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)