The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from locking up a win over Seattle, before the Mariners rallied for two runs with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning to beat the Red Sox 6-5 on Tuesday night.
The Red Sox fell to 55-47 with the loss, while the Mariners improved to 51-51.
Mitch Haniger walked with one out in the 13th off Doug Fister (0-5), pitching his third inning, and was forced at second on Ben Gamel's fielder's choice. Paxton has allowed six earned runs in 33 1/3 innings and not given up a home run in five starts this month.
The Yankees' trade last week with the White Sox for power-hitting infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle took on extra meaning, because the Red Sox have very similar needs.
Seattle's next better Jean Segura hit an infield single up the middle that Xander Bogaerts could not make a play on to score Heredia and win the game. Pittsburgh stranded seven runners in the first five innings, including four in scoring position.
The fact that Dombrowski expects Nunez to play a lot likely means the 20-year-old Devers will take a backseat and platoon with the eight-year veteran, which is not a bad thing for a 20-year-old getting his first taste of the bigs.
Seattle solved the Red Sox left-hander in the second inning when Heredia launched a three-run blast to left field.
Seager started a three-run second with his 14th home run, lining a 2-1 pitch over the wall in straightaway center to open the inning.
After a walk to Chris Young, Leon hit a soft liner to left.
Mike Zunino bailed his starter out with a solo homer off of Heath Hembree to start the seventh to tie the game at 4-4.
But Felix lost his command and didn't make it out of the sixth. "He's a good major league player". Bradley was jammed by an inside pitch and muscled a single into center field. But Paxton struck out Andrew Benintendi and Dustin Pedroia to retire the side.
Hernandez allowed Ramirez to shave a run off the lead with two outs in the fourth inning. We've gone throught those streaks for a period of games where two, three, zero runs has been on the board. Anderson has split the season between two Class A levels and is regarded as a fringe prospect, while fellow right-hander Santos is 17 and playing in rookie ball.
Nunez was serving as the Giants' regular third baseman, and he hit.308 with four homers and 31 RBIs in 76 games for San Francisco this year. Heredia turned on an 0-1 pitch from Pomeranz and hit it just over the fence down the left field line for a 3-0 advantage. Vincent hasn't allowed a run at home this season in 24 appearances, matching the mark set by George Sherrill in 2007.