Mariners beat Red Sox 8-6, complete sweep

Mariners beat Red Sox 8-6, complete sweep
Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, foreground, celebrates after getting the final out with the bases loaded as Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, background right, comes off third base to end the baseball game in the ninth inning in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON (AP) — Dustin 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.

Ackley had a triple, double and single, finishing 13 for 25 in six games against Boston this season. The Mariners completed their first-ever three-game sweep against the Red Sox at Fenway Park (in 63 series there all-time).

Kyle Seager drove in two runs for Seattle.

Dominic Leone (7-2) worked 2 2-3 innings of hitless relief for the win. Fernando Rodney escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his 38th save and the Mariners' pen held Boston to one run over 6 2-3.

In Saturday's victory, Seattle's relievers gave up just two hits in 5 1-3 innings of scoreless work.

Will Middebrooks had a two-run double and drove in three runs for Boston, which is on its worst stretch since losing 10 straight in May.

Trailing 5-3, Seattle scored a run in the fourth and took the lead with two in the fifth against Allen Webster (3-2). Ackley tied it with his triple. He scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly.

Middlebrooks' two-run double had given Boston a 5-3 lead in the third and chased starter Hisashi Iwakuma, who gave up five runs on six hits over 2 1-3 innings, his shortest start of the season. He also hit consecutive batters in the first.

Iwakuma entered with a 17 2-3 innings scoreless streak, but that ended four batters into the first.

Webster was tagged for six runs on eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.

Both teams scored three runs in a first inning that lasted 42 minutes. Kendrys Morales, Seager and Logan Morrison each had RBI singles for the Mariners. Middlebrooks had a two-run double and Yoenis Cespedes an RBI single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: 2B Robinson Cano left the game in the bottom of the third with what team called "dizziness," and he was to be evaluated by a doctor. He walked off the field slowly with manager Lloyd McClendon.

Red Sox: It was a tough two days for Boston DH David Ortiz. He was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday's game early after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow. "I feel fine," he said when he came into the clubhouse Sunday morning. "A little sore, but I'll be in there." He then fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday in his third plate appearance, was down for a bit before striking out swinging. He walked back to the dugout slowly, limping, and had to leave after his single off the base of the right-field wall in the sixth. The club said he had a bruised foot.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Roenis Elias (9-10, 4.09 ERA) faces RHP Miles Mikolas (1-5, 7.48) of Texas as the Mariners open a six-game homestand on Monday night. After three games against the Rangers, Seattle faces Washington for three.

Red Sox: RHP Clay Buchholz (5-8, 5.94) is slated to go for Boston when it faces Toronto LHP J.A. Happ (8-8, 4.39). The Red Sox begin a 10-game road trip Monday against the Blue Jays before heading to face Tampa Bay for four and the Yankees for three.