Kimbrel walked Mitch Haniger, who hit a walk-off homer Wednesday, and Nelson Cruz so as to add some drama to a sport stuffed with it in a pitchers’ duel between David Worth and Felix Hernandez, however one of many sport’s greatest closers struck out Kyle Seager and received Ryon Healy to floor right into a double play ending the menace and Seattle’s four-game win streak.
The Purple Sox took the lead on a Xander Bogaerts house run within the sixth inning off Hernandez, and received shutout innings from Joe Kelly and Kimbrel to win their fourth in a row.
Seattle’s loss strikes them into second place within the American League West behind the Astros who’ve gained eight straight.
The Mariners and Purple Sox face off once more Friday within the second sport of a four-game sequence at 10:10 p.m. ET.
Studs of the Night time
Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins completed a triple shy of the cycle going Three for five with a house run and three RBIs in Philadelphia’s 9-Three win over the Rockies.
Indians beginning pitcher Mike Clevinger struck out 11 in seven innings as Cleveland took down the White Sox 5-2.
Marlins outfielder J.B. Shuck went four for 7 with a run scored in Miami’s 6-Three loss in 16 innings to the Giants.
Dud of the Night time
Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie went zero for four with three strikeouts in Oakland’s 7-Three loss to the Astros. Lowrie went 1 for 12 within the three straight losses to Houston.
Rays reliever Vidal Nuno not solely dove to cease Tyler Austin’s floor ball, however after choosing it up, he bobbled it, and nonetheless threw out Austin. It may very well be why Austin was demoted after the sport.
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Cubs (38-27) at Cardinals (36-30) Eight:15 p.m. ET — Max Scherzer will doubtless begin the All-Star sport for the Nationwide League, however two different candidates for the distinction are pitching in a matchup between the Cubs and the Cardinals Friday. Jon Lester (7-2, 2.22 ERA) takes the bump for Chicago, whereas Michael Wacha (Eight-1, 2.47) takes the mound for St. Louis.