8th Inning Rally Lifts M's Past Sox
SEATTLE, Wa - The Seattle Mariners have found themselves a new, young, lean, mean closer in the name of Edwin Diaz.
After an eighth inning rally where the M's came back from a 4-0 deficit to score five times to take the lead, Diaz dominated the Boston Red Sox in the ninth to earn his first career save at Safeco Field on Tuesday night.
Mike Zunino got Seattle on the board with a solo homer, his fourth of the season.
An RBI single by Guillermo Heredia cut Boston's lead to 4-2.
Then Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, his 24th of the year, to give the M's the lead.
Diaz in the ninth walked a batter, but recorded three strikeouts for the save.
M's starter Wade LeBlanc allowed three runs on five hits in six innings, he walked only one and struck out five.
Donn Roach, who was recently recalled from Tacoma, pitched two innings of relief to earn his second win of the season.
The Mariners (53-52) and the Red Sox (58-47) resume their four-game series at Safeco Field on Wednesday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m .