The Seattle Mariners were looking to start the season 4-1, and Boston mostly laid dormant in the third game of the four game series. However, in the ninth inning, the Red Sox got some help from an unlikely source, Mariners third baseman Dylan Moore. Fortunately, the Mariners were able to finish off the Sox late surge and win 6-5.
Mariner bats continued their hot start to games with two runs in the first inning. Up first, shortstop Tim Beckham brought home Mitch Haniger. 1-0 M’s.
After Beckham’s RBI single, Ryon Healy snuck an RBI double into the corner to score Jay Bruce. 2-0 M’s
Jackie Bradley Jr. came back for the Red Sox in the top of the second inning and picked up an RBI single into center field. 2-1 M’s
Seattle starting pitcher Mike Leake found himself in some trouble again in the third. J.D. Martinez only managed an RBI single, but it tied the game 2-2.
Second baseman Dee Gordon came up big in the home half of the fourth inning. With two outs, and Healy itching to score from third, Gordon broke his bat and Seattle led again, now 3-2.
After struggling to start the season, Jay Bruce got a proper Seattle welcome. The right fielder’s 3-run blast gave the Mariners a nice cushion in the bottom of the fifth inning, 6-2.
Each team went down in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. However, the Red Sox got some help from Dylan Moore in the top of the ninth inning. The problem? Moore plays third base for the Mariners. He had his first error and the Sox got a little closer, 6-3 M’s.
That was the rookie third baseman’s first error. Then, another error gifted Boston another run, 6-4 M’s.
If you feel bad for Moore, you’ll feel worse in a moment. It happened AGAIN. Moore committed three errors on three consecutive throws. The Sox brought the M’s lead down to one, 6-5 Mariners.
Nick Rumbelow finally said, enough is enough, and struck out Xander Bogaerts on three pitches. Mariners win 6-5.
It was a tough way to end for the rookie, but Dylan Moore needs to remember that everyone has tough nights. If nothing else, the Mariners got the win, and that should help at least a little bit.