Story’s Big Night Leads Red Sox Over Mariners

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Trevor Story Leads Red Sox Over Mariners

Trevor Story helped the Red Sox earn a hard-fought win Thursday night, hitting a whopping three home runs and seven rbi’s to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Seattle Mariners 12-6. After falling behind 4-0, they responded with nine unanswered runs and earned a hard-fought win at Fenway.

After getting off to a slow start in his new uniform, Story has really turned it around recently. He’s been having better at-bats lately while working deeper counts, taking free passes, stealing bases, and playing stellar defense.

This was Story’s best game in a Sox uniform as he showed why the Red Sox decided to give him that big contract during Spring Training. He has the ability to be a five-tool player and showed tonight in all facets of the game.

Other notable offensive performances include four hits for JD Martinez and three hits from Alex Verdugo. This is also the most runs the Red Sox have scored all year as they look to be turning a corner.

Story hits his second homer of the night

With Tuesday’s win, the Red Sox improved to 16-22 on the season. They remain in fourth place in the American League East, and four games out of the third Wild Card spot behind Toronto.

The Mariners, meanwhile, fell to 17-22 with the loss. They are now in fourth place in the AL West, 7.5 games back of the first-place Houston Astros, and 3.5 out of the final Wild Card spot.

Red Sox starter Rich Hill struggled in Thursday’s game, giving up four runs on six hits in only two innings of work. But the Boston bullpen led by Tanner Houck was able to shut down the Mariners.

Mariners top pitching prospect George Kirby had a lackluster outing as well, surrendering five runs (five earned) on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. A cavalcade of relievers would follow and have difficulty finding the plate leading to seven more runs and a Sox victory.

The Red Sox will look to build on their win on Friday when Michael Wacha faces the reigning Cy Young winner Robbie Ray. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

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