Yoshida helps Red Sox beat Mariners 9-4 to snap 4-game losing streak
May 16, 2023 at 7:22 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Masataka Yoshida doubled, tripled and drove in three runs while scoring on a wild pitch, and the Boston Red Sox ended a four-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Justin Turner, Triston Casas and Jarren Duran homered for Boston, which was swept by the last-place St. Louis Cardinals and lost the series opener to Seattle.
Nick Pivetta (3-3) allowed four runs on six hits and four walks, striking out six in 5 1/3 innings.
Seattle had answered Boston's four-run first inning with four in the fourth when Alex Verdugo doubled for the Red Sox leading off the bottom of the fifth.
Yoshida's one-bounce, ground-rule double in the right field corner broke the tie. The Japanese left fielder took third on a flyout and scored on Luis Castillo's wild pitch before Duran homered for a 7-4 lead.
Taylor Trammell homered for Seattle, which had won three out of four and 10 of 14 since starting the season 11-16.
Castillo (2-2) allowed seven runs — five earned — on six hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings.
Yoshida tripled and Turner and Casas homered in Boston’s four-run first. A two-run triple from Seattle's Teoscar Hernandez was followed by Taylor Trammell’s two-run homer in the fourth.
Duran singled in another run in the seventh and Yoshida made it 9-4 in the eighth on a bases-loaded groundout.
The Red Sox put RHP John Schreiber on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
The teams wrap up the three-game series, with Boston RHP Brayan Bello (2-1) set to start against lefty Marco Gonzales (3-0).