Trevor Story went 4-for-4 with three home runs, seven RBIs and five runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the visiting Seattle Mariners 12-6 on Thursday night.
The Mariners led 4-0 through 1 1/2 innings, but Story’s homers in the second and third innings helped the hosts tie the score. Boston added two runs in the sixth and three in both the seventh and eighth.
Story capped his second career three-homer and seven-RBI games with a three-run shot to left in the eighth.
J.D. Martinez (4-for-5, three runs) and Alex Verdugo (3-for-5, four runs) also had big nights for the Red Sox, who logged season highs in runs and hits (16) on their way to a second straight win.
Boston’s Tanner Houck (3-3) was outstanding while piggybacking starter Rich Hill, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out six over four scoreless innings.
Julio Rodriguez (3-for-5) and Dylan Moore (four RBIs) both homered and Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with two runs for Seattle.
George Kirby (0-1) took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in five-plus innings.
The Mariners forced Hill to throw 56 pitches and tagged him for four runs in two innings. The Boston southpaw had allowed just three total runs (two earned) in his previous four starts.
After Eugenio Suarez hit a leadoff double in the second and Abraham Toro grounded a one-out single into left field, Moore crushed a three-run homer to left-center to give the visitors a 3-0 lead. It was Moore’s first long ball since April 30 in Miami.
Ty France’s line double three batters later knocked in Adam Frazier, who had walked with two outs.
Boston quickly cut into the deficit during the last of the second. Story, who entered Thursday with 11 RBIs in his last 14 games, brought home Verdugo on a two-run shot to deep center.
Story’s second two-run homer in as many frames tied the score. The two-out drive over the Green Monster in left also brought home Martinez, who had hit a leadoff single.
In Boston’s sixth, Story’s RBI single and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s run-scoring double added insurance.
In the seventh, the Red Sox piled on with two bases-loaded walks and a bases-loaded hit batter.
–Field Level Media