Seattle Mariners End Streak with Tough Series Loss to Red Sox

Paul Sewald Mariners

Jun 12, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Paul Sewald (37) walks off following the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports

After winning four series in a row to help revive their season, the Seattle Mariners battled the Boston Red Sox in three hard-fought games at home this weekend, but lost the series 2-1.

Mariners vs Red Sox: Game 1

A moonshot two-run homer from Jesse Winker in the 5th tied up Game 1 at 2-2 on Friday night, and Erik Swanson continued his strong start to the season with a scoreless 6th in his return from the Injured List. Unfortunately, the back end of the Mariners’ bullpen couldn’t shore up the front end’s stinginess, as Andres Munoz gave up a go-ahead home run to Bobby Dalbec and an RBI groundout to JD Martinez in the 7th, putting the Mariners behind for good.

Mariners vs Red Sox: Game 2

Saturday night in Seattle must have been absolutely electric. High scoring from both teams in the 1st, a massive two-run jack from Julio Rodriguez to put the M’s in front in the 2nd, two more lead changes throughout the game, and clutch knocks from rare contributors Abraham Toro and Dylan Moore to walk it off in the 9th gave Seattle one of its best wins of the season.

Mariners vs Red Sox: Game 3

Robbie Ray finally returned to Cy Young form on Sunday afternoon, tossing seven shutout innings  while keeping traffic off the bases all game long. In frustrating fashion, the M’s offense couldn’t produce against struggling Triple-A call-up Kutter Crawford nor the Red Sox bullpen. Paul Sewald did his best to keep the game tied in the 8th, but MVP candidate Rafael Devers crushed a two-run opposite field homer on a fastball six inches out of the strike zone to deliver the series win for Boston.