Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 14, Mariners 1

It took 39 games, but the Red Sox finally got over the .500 mark Friday night, bashing out 15 hits in a 14-1 pasting of the Seattle Mariners.

The Sox got home runs from Mitch Moreland, Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi as they won their third game in a row, sixth in the last seven games and ninth in their last 11.

Moreland and Devers each had four RBI.

Eduardo Rodriguez improved to 4-2 with seven shutout innings. He allowed just five hits and walked only one.

WHO: Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SEASON SERIES TO DATE: Seattle 3-1.
STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (3-2, 5.40) vs. RHP Erik Swanson (1-3, 4.94)
TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS:

9:17  Walk by Rodriguez to Jay Bruce leading off the seventh ends a streak of 18 straight innings without a walk by the Red Sox pitching staff.

8:53   Red Sox pitchers have not allowed a walk over the last 18 innings.

8:35   Moreland's slugging percentage is otherworldly. Of his 25 hits this year, 17 have been for extra bases.

8:13   First homer at Fenway this season for Devers.

7:57  Erik Swanson throws it exactly where he shouldn't -- bottom of the zone and a little in to Mitch Moreland, who crushes it into the bleachers behind the home bullpen.

7:54 Mookie Betts, on an 0-2 pitch, bounces a single up the middle, scoring Bradley.

7:48 Leadoff double for Jackie Bradley Jr. That's just his third hit this month and first extra-base hit since April 28

7:28: Six up and six down for Rodriguez, who needs just 21 pitches through the first two innings.

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