Boston Red Sox’s Trevor Story looks to the dugout after hitting a grand slam against the Seattle Mariners during a game Friday in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston Red Sox’s Trevor Story looks to the dugout after hitting a grand slam against the Seattle Mariners during a game Friday in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Story stays hot, Red Sox hand Mariners another loss

Boston’s second baseman hit a grand slam one night after slugging 3 home runs against Seattle.

  • By KEN POWTAK Associated Press
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 9:13pm
  • SportsMariners

By Ken Powtak / Associated Press

BOSTON — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

Story connected on a thigh-high 1-2 slider off Robbie Ray (4-4), driving it into the first row of seats to give Boston a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, a member of Boston’s 2013 World Series champions, was seated atop the Monster. He moved a few steps to his right and caught Story’s slam against his body, high-fiving the person next to him with a big smile.

“I’m going to make Trevor sign it and take it home,” the 41-year-old Gomes said with the ball sitting on a tabletop in front of him.

Along with going deep three times in Boston’s victory in the opener of a four-game series Thursday, Story had four hits and drove in seven runs.

Jackie Bradley Jr. added a three-run shot for the Red Sox, who won for the seventh time in 10 games following a season-high five-game losing streak.

Austin Davis (1-1) relieved starter Michael Wacha with two on and two outs in the fifth, striking out J.P. Crawford before working a perfect sixth for the victory.

Reinstated from the 15-day injured list before the game, Wacha gave up two runs and four hits in 4.2 innings, walking three with three strikeouts. He was sidelined with soreness in his left side.

Abraham Toro hit a two-run homer in the fifth for the Mariners, who have dropped four of five.

Jesse Winker added an RBI single in the eighth.

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