SEATTLE (AP) — Dylan Moore hit a walk-off single to center field off Boston reliever Hansel Robles in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night.
The Mariners entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 6-5 after Seattle native Bobby Dalbec broke a 5-all tie with a solo homer to left field for Boston in the top half of the inning.
Abraham Toro tied it for Seattle with an RBI single that scored J.P. Crawford, and Moore hit a ball past a diving Jackie Bradley, Jr. in center field to score pinch-runner Sam Haggerty for the victory.
The teams split the first two games of the series.
“At the end of it, we needed to come up big with some hits and we certainly got them,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “We’ve been struggling with runners in scoring position here lately, but huge at-bats late in that game, certainly in the ninth inning by Toro and (Moore) to pick us up.”
It was the first walk-off hit of Moore’s major league career.
“I knew I hit it hard and I hit it away from (Bradley),” Moore said. “But obviously he is a very good center fielder, so I made sure it dropped before I celebrated, most definitely.”
The Red Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead two batters into the game, when third baseman Rafael Devers hit a deep two-run homer to right field off Seattle starter George Kirby. Xander Bogaerts scored later in the inning on a single by catcher Christian Vazquez, giving Boston a 3-0 lead.
The Mariners responded with two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first. Ty France scored from third on a wild pitch and Julio Rodriguez came across on an RBI single by Adam Frazier.
In the second, Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run homer into the left-field bullpen off Red Sox pitcher Michael Wacha, estimated at 406 feet and…