The rust is starting to come off for Paxton, and the rest of the American League might want to take note
Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox’s eighth straight loss.
James Paxton (3-1) took the first loss of his 10th career start
The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there
Mariners rookie Roenis Elias (9-10) gave up one run and three hits in four innings
The Seattle Mariners are making their case for a post-season run
After winning seven of eight, the Mariners are more than in the conversation. They are over .500 at home and tied with Detroit for the second wild card spot in the American League.
For all that Felix Hernandez has done in his career, pitching meaningful games in the final two months of the season has been a rarity
Austin Jackson went 3 for 4 with a career-high four RBIs
Hernandez (12-3) went eight innings, allowed one run, struck out eight and walked one in the Mariners 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday