Seager (1B, 2B, 3B), Flexen lead Mariners past Red Sox 8-2



Kyle Seager singled, doubled and tripled, Sam Haggerty and Ty France also had three hits apiece, and Chris Flexen limited Boston to four hits over seven innings on Saturday to lead the Seattle Mariners to an 8-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Seager singled in a run in the first inning, tripled home two more in the second and doubled in the fifth. He had two chances to get the homer he needed to complete the cycle, but he struck out on three pitches in the seventh and popped out in foul territory in the ninth.

Flexen (2-1) gave up one run, striking out seven while walking one and hitting a batter. He took a two-hit shutout into the seventh before Rafael Devers doubled high off the Green Monster and scored on Marwin Gonzalez’s single to make it 5-1. Bobby Dalbec grounded out to end the threat.

It was the third time in Flexen’s four starts this season that he has allowed one or fewer runs.

Nathan Eovaldi (3-2) snapped a personal three-game winning streak, allowing five runs — four earned — on seven hits in five innings. He struck out three, walking one batter, hitting another and throwing two wild pitches.

Devers doubled off the left field wall again in the ninth to make it 8-2.


The Mariners scored three in the second inning when Haggerty singled, stole second and took third on France’s slow roller that a charging Devers couldn’t barehand. Seager followed with a high fly ball that turned center fielder Alex Verdugo around in the deepest part of the park.

The ball one-hopped the 420-foot marker, with both runs scoring before Seager chugged into third without a throw. He scored on Eovaldi’s wild pitch to make it 4-0.

Seager also scored a run in the fifth when shortstop Xander Bogaerts fumbled what could have been Taylor Trammell’s inning-ending grounder behind second base. Haggerty hit a solo homer in the eighth to make it 6-1 before Seattle tacked on two more in the ninth.

Seager, who hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning on Friday night, has five hits in his last two games to snap an 0-for-20 skid.


Seattle lefty Nick Margevicius (0-1) is scheduled to face Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (2-0) in a 1:10 p.m. start. Rain is in the forecast.


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