On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox conclude a four-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners.
The teams have split the first two games of the series with Boston winning the first 2-1 and Seattle taking the second 7-6. The Mariners got a pinch-hit double off the bat of Denard Span in the eighth inning that scored a pair of runs leading them to the win. The hit was off loser Matt Barnes who dropped to 0-2 on the season. Span and Alex Colome a reliever were acquired by the Mariners in late May from Tampa Bay. Ryan Cook earned the win after pitching a scoreless eighth, while Edwin Diaz earned his 26th save, which leads the majors, by retiring the Red Sox in the ninth.
Mookie Betts leads Boston with a .348 batting average. J.D. Martinez leads Boston with team highs in home runs with 22, RBIs with 55 and hits with 81. Boston has a team batting average of .262 while opposing hitters are averaging .228 at the plate against Red Sox pitching. On Sunday, the Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound. The left-hander this season is 8-1 with an ERA of 3.64, 81 Ks and 23 BBs.
Jean Segura leads Seattle with a .344 batting average and a team high 97 hits. Mitch Haniger leads Seattle with 16 home runs and 53 RBIs. Seattle has a team batting average of .261 while opposing hitters are averaging .244 at the plate against Mariners pitching. On Sunday, the Mariners will send Mike Leake to the mound. The right-hander this season is 7-3 with an ERA of 4.26, 54 Ks and 20 BBs.