The Seattle Mariners are in the middle of their 10-game trip on the east coast. The Mariners suffered a sweep against the New York Yankees, and another grueling loss to the Red Sox marks their 4th loss in a row. The Mariners are in need of a win as they have lost 7 of their last 10 games.
In Seattle’s first game against the Yankees, the Mariners found themselves in a home run derby. It didn’t take long before the Mariners found themselves in a hole. Mariners would lose 7-2.
It appeared that the Mariners would split the series 1-1. By the end of the 5th inning, the Mariners were ahead 5-2. But a late run starting in the 7th would end in heartbreak for Seattle. Yankee Giancarlo Stanton would hit a walk-off 2-run home run, finalizing the rally.
The Yankees would then face pitcher James Paxton, who threw a perfect game May 8 against Toronto. It wouldn’t be the perfect start for the pitcher as he would give up four runs and two home runs. The Mariners chipped away at the lead with two runs in the 2nd and one in the 6th. But the Mariners would come up short, 4-3.
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Nelson Cruz found a new level in Seattle’s first game against the Red Sox. Cruz would homer in the 1st and later in the 4th driving in four runs. It seemed like the Mariners were on track to snap a 5-game losing streak. But the Mariners would give up nine unanswered runs and let the Red Sox take over 14 – 10. The Red Sox are currently ahead of the Mariners for the top wild-card slot and is a potential matchup in post-season play.
This isn’t the first game this trip where the Mariners gave up a 5-run lead. The Mariners were ahead 5 – 0 against the Yankees before giving up 7 unanswered runs. The Mariners have been outscored this trip 20 – 32.
The Mariners face the Red Sox two more times before their matchup with the Orioles. The Orioles are currently 21 – 52. Seattle is 4 games behind Houston for the division and 5.5 games ahead of rival Anaheim Angels for a wild-card slot.
- June 23 @ Boston
- June 24 @ Boston
- June 25 @ Baltimore
- June 26 @ Baltimore
- June 27 @ Baltimore