Boston Red Sox

Just one night after exploding for 14 runs, the Boston Red Sox’ bats went cold against Mike Leake and the Seattle Mariners in a 7-2 loss on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Leake dominated the Sox over eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out five. Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez, meanwhile, struggled as he let up five runs (four earned) in just four innings to get his first loss since May 15. He allowed more than three runs for the first time since May 5 and just the third time all season.

Shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his first start replacing the injured Xander Bogaerts (sprained finger). In total, the Red Sox offense struck out seven times against just six hits.

Up Next: Chris Sale (6-4, 2.74 ERA) will try to rebound for the Red Sox in the rubber match against the Mariners’ Marco Gonzales (7-4, 3.80 ERA) on Sunday.

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