SEATTLE

James Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a careerbest 20 innings, and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Sunday.

Paxton (2-2) allowed five hits in eight innings, struck out two and walked two, and Carson Smith pitched a perfect ninth.

Brad Miller homered for the third time in two games, and Kyle Seager added a tworun drive in the eighth.

Steven Wright (1-1), starting in place of injured Justin Masterson, gave up three runs — two earned — and five hits in five innings.

Saturday

David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval each homered as the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night.

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (6-1) uncharacteristically struggled, losing for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014. He left after finishing the sixth inning, his second-shortest outing this season, having allowed four runs and seven hits.

Rick Porcello (4-2) pitched into the seventh inning, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts to earn the win.

Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in 10 chances. Uehara hasn’t allowed a hit in his last eight appearances.

Friday

Nelson Cruz’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning drove in Miller from second base to give the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Clay Buchholz worked the first eight innings for the Red Sox with no walks and a season high 11 strikeouts, one shy of his career high. He showed no signs of a left ankle injury sustained Sunday against Toronto.


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