Red Sox wrap: Boston Bats bounce back and snap losing streak

It’s more like that

by Keagan Stiefel

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The Boston Red Sox returned to the win column Tuesday night at Fenway Park, claiming a 9-4 victory and tying their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.

Boston improved to 23-20 on the campaign, while Seattle fell to 21-21.

You can check out the full box score here.

If you play enough games, as all Major League Baseball clubs do, you’re bound to come across a few that make absolutely no sense.

It was one of those games.

The Red Sox entered Tuesday night down offensively, scoring a total of five points in their previous three games. This led many to believe that a matchup with Mariners starter Luis Castillo would lead to a continuation of a season-high four-game losing streak. Not so, as Boston crushed the two-time All-Star in seven runs in its five innings pitched.

It was the worst outing of the season for Castillo, who allowed four runs in the first run and allowed outing speeds of 105.2mph, 107.9mph, 108.7mph and 110.7mph in all four first batters he faced. The 30-year-old came into the game having allowed just three home runs this season, with the Red Sox doubling that total en route to a rebounding victory.

– Masataka Yoshida continued to rip the ball cover off, finishing his night 2 for 5 from home plate with three RBIs. The 29-year-old’s first hit went for three bases, giving him the first triple of his career. His batting average improved to .301 with the solid night, while relaxing.

– Jarren Duran had a great night at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs.

–Justin Garza closed things out on his debut for the Red Sox, retiring the Mariners in the order in the ninth inning.

Justin Turner hit a mile-high home run in the first inning, earning a solid payday for those with a keen eye on the veteran bat. DraftKings Sportsbook gave him +550 odds to hit one, earning bettors $100 a payout of $650.

The Red Sox and Mariners will salute their three-game set at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. The first launch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET after an hour of pre-game coverage on NESN.

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