Alex Verdugo, Reese McGuire homer as Purple Sox high Mariners 6-4 to snap 3-game dropping streak

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The Purple Sox proved that they did not want too many reinforcements on the commerce deadline.

Boston Purple Sox’s Alex Verdugo factors to the bullpen as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run dwelling run towards the Seattle Mariners through the fifth inning of a baseball recreation, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photograph/Lindsey Wasson) Lindsey Wasson/AP Photograph

SEATTLE (AP) — Between rumors of presumably being on the commerce block and a depressing stoop on the plate, Boston’s Alex Verdugo was prepared to go away July behind.

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He began August with a jolt that helped get up the Purple Sox’s slumbering offense.

Verdugo hit a two-run homer, Reese McGuire added his first of the season recent off the injured listing, and the Purple Sox snapped a three-game dropping streak with a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night time.

Following a fairly quiet commerce deadline for Boston, the Purple Sox knocked round Seattle starter Bryce Miller for six runs and a few loud contact.

Verdugo offered the most important blow along with his eighth homer of the season out to middle subject and gave Boston a 5-1 lead. It was a welcomed sight for Verdugo after an terrible July the place he hit simply .151.

“There’s no secret by July was powerful. Going by way of quite a bit however I additionally really feel prefer it was bodily and mentally simply sort of grinding in sure areas and urgent after I shouldn’t have been,” Verdugo stated. “To sort of decelerate some stuff and sort of really feel like I’m extra relaxed within the field and I’m sort of timing up the ball quite a bit higher.”

McGuire adopted Verdugo’s homer an inning later with a solo shot into the proper subject seats. McGuire had been out since late June with an indirect harm, however the native of close by Covington, Washington, returned and clubbed his first lengthy ball since Sept. 24, 2022, in Yankee Stadium.

Christian Arroyo additionally had a key two-run double as a part of Boston’s three-run fourth inning that eluded the attain of recent Seattle outfielder Dominic Canzone, who made his debut after coming over from Arizona in a commerce on Monday.

“It was only a matter of time. We’re gonna hit. We are going to hit,” Boston supervisor Alex Cora stated. The Purple Sox had scored three runs or much less in 4 straight video games earlier than Tuesday.

Boston starter Brayan Bello (8-6) labored out of an early jam and managed to get by way of six innings. Seattle had a 1-0 lead three batters into the sport after Eugenio Suarez’s RBI single, however the Mariners had been unable so as to add on regardless of having the bases loaded with no outs.

Suarez hit a two-run homer within the fourth inning and Ty France had an RBI double within the sixth, however Bello largely saved Seattle’s bats quiet. He struck out seven and acquired an enormous defensive play to finish the sixth inning when Jarren Duran made a sliding catch of Cade Marlowe’s flare that saved a run.

Seattle threatened within the eighth with runners at second and third and one out towards reliever Josh Winckowski, however Mike Ford and Josh Rojas struck out to finish the inning. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his twenty fourth save.

“We scored some runs tonight however had probabilities. The primary inning you’re hoping to return away with a bit greater than we did,” Seattle supervisor Scott Servais stated.

Miller (7-4) allowed six earned runs for the second straight begin and has given up six homers over these two outings. He struck out 4 and suffered his first loss since June 4 towards Texas.


Each the Mariners and Purple Sox made minor offers forward of Tuesday’s commerce deadline. Seattle swapped pitchers with Eduard Bazardo coming from Baltimore and minor league pitcher Logan Rinehart going again to the Orioles. Bazardo was designated for project by Baltimore final weekend and can report back to Triple-A Tacoma.

Boston acquired infielder Luis Urías from Milwaukee in trade for minor league pitcher Bradley Blalock. Urías performed in 20 video games this season for the Brewers, however was optioned to Triple-A Worcester.


With McGuire returning, the Purple Sox designated catcher Jorge Alfaro for project. McGuire had been out since June 22 with an indirect pressure.


Purple Sox: RHP Kutter Crawford (5-5, 3.86) allowed one run and three hits over 5 2/3 innings in a victory over San Francisco in his final begin. Crawford has gained three of his previous 4 choices.

Mariners: RHP Logan Gilbert (9-5, 3.83) went 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA in 5 begins in July. Gilbert allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his final begin towards Arizona.