BOSTON – The Red Sox bats stayed hot and powered Boston to a 9-5 win over the Seattle Mariners Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Rick Porcello surrendered four runs in the first inning, but the Red Sox erupted for eight runs in the third inning to pick up their starter.
Sandy Leon homered and drove in three runs to cap off the inning. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a two-RBI single. Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers also drove in runs as part of the frame.
Devers went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Porcello went 6 2/3 innings, gave up five hits, four runs, walked one, and struck out five.
Mariners starter Felix Hernandez was tagged for seven runs and lasted just 2 1/3 innings.
The Sox will look for a series sweep on Sunday. Hector Velazquez (0-2, 4.03 ERA) will take the ball against left-hander Marco Gonzales (5-1. 3.08 ERA).