Mike Leake pitched a gem with eight shutout innings and after a shaky finish from Edwin Diaz, the Mariners ended the night with a 7-2 win over the Red Sox to end their season-high five-game losing streak.
Nelson Cruz was not the problem in the Mariners' eventual 14-10 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday. He's hit more home runs than any player in baseball over the past month and looking much more like normal Nelson Cruz.
The Orioles remain mired in the long-running dispute with Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals over the revenue split from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, and it is beginning to create some angst over the future of baseball in Baltimore.
The Seattle Mariners blew a four-run lead and later a five-run lead also blown, and in a game that included 33 hits and 24 runs, the Mariners lost, 14-10, against the Boston Red Sox on Friday at Fenway Park.