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New infielder Dylan Moore commits three ninth-inning errors, but Seattle wins 6-5; Mariners can win series Sunday

BRUCEThe Seattle Mariners blew a big lead and lost Friday.

They almost blew another big lead Saturday, because of ninth-inning errors, but they hung on to beat Boston 6-5 at T-Mobile Park.

Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to give the Mariners (4-1) a 6-2 lead. All the runs came against Boston pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and supported starter Mike Leake.

With Zac Rosscup pitching the top of the ninth inning, things got shaky. Third baseman Dylan Moore had a rough inning.

The Red Sox scored three runs on three two-out errors by Moore. But, Nick Rumbelow struck out Xander Bogaerts to end the game.

Leake gave up seven hits and two runs while striking out seven and walking two in six innings.

Earlier in the day, Mariners closer Hunter Strickland was placed on the 10-day injured list (back).

The Mariners can win the series at 1 p.m. Sunday. Seattle's Wade LeBlanc pitches opposite Rick Porcello.


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