Recap - Mitch Moreland, Bullpen Help Red Sox Even It Up

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Mitch Moreland's three-run homer in the top of the ninth and four strong innings of relief from the bullpen helped the Red Sox even their record with a 7-6 win over the Mariners on Friday night.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Moreland's blast (pictured) was the fourth Boston home run of the night and came in a pinch-hitting role.

Seattle had jumped out to an early 6-1 lead off starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi who went five innings in the no-decision. He allowed three Mariners home runs including two in the first inning (wasn't the starting pitching supposed to be a strength?) and another in the second.

J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts also went deep for Boston. Sam Travis led the team with two hits.

Colten Brewer, Brandon Workman, Brian Johnson, and Matt Barnes combined for four no-hit, no-run innings of relief with Barnes getting the save in the ninth.

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