Mariners 11, Phillies 6: Carlos Ruiz hit a three-run double against his former team, Robinson Cano and Danny Valencia homered and Seattle beat Philadelphia. "You guys can ask (management) though". "They got a couple of hits there in the first and those doubles in the fifth kind of got me". Price could rejoin Boston's rotation before the end of May if all goes well in his rehab appearances, though the Red Sox haven't confirmed a timetable for his return; they say they'll continue to monitor him on a start-by-start basis.
The early cushion helped the Brewers overcome a big night by Boston leadoff hitter Mookie Betts, who went 4 for 4, drove in four runs and finished a triple short of the cycle.
The win moves the Brewers within a half game of second place Cincinnati, and a full game ahead of the fourth place Chicago Cubs.
Rodriguez stumbled a bit coming out of the gate, but had a nice four-game run going before giving up three earned across six innings in his last start against Minnesota.
Milwaukee will send righthander Wily Peralta (4-2, 4.88 ERA) to the mound to face Boston's Drew Pomeranz (3-1, 4.00 ERA). Both runners were erased in double plays. Boston first baseman Hanley Ramirez left before the bottom of the fourth with what the team called a muscle spasm in his right upper back.
Ryan Braun moved Thames to third with a base hit but gave way to pinch-runner Jonathan Villar because of tightness in his left calf. Counsell had planned to make Thursday an off day for Braun, who missed a week before returning to the lineup Monday.
The Celtics topped the Wizards to take a 3-2 advantage in their series, while the Red Sox dropped their second straight game to the Brewers. LHP David Price (strained left elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab start in the minors on Sunday at Triple-A Pawtucket. Guerra got hurt trying to run out a bunt at the plate during his first career opening day start.
As of this post, numberFire's models project Price to twirl a 4.12 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 19.6 strikeout percentage in 172 1/3 innings this season. He left after three innings in his last start on Friday against Pittsburgh because of a 2 1/2-hour rain delay.