The Mariners scored only one run Saturday against the Red Sox despite tallying nine hits, and took a loss for the 14th consecutive game.
The M’s have scored only 32 runs in that 14-game span and will set a franchise record for futility if they lose again in Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park.
Seattle had a .500 record (43-43) on July 5. Now the team is a whopping 14 games under .500 and 14.5 games behind the Rangers for first place in the American League West.
Your Saturday box scores:
Mariners 1, Red Sox 3
Athletics 4, Yankees 3
Astros 1, Cubs 5
Tigers 1, Twins 4
Braves 2, Reds 11
Padres 6, Phillies 8
Angels 2, Orioles 3
Cardinals 9, Pirates 1
White Sox, Indians PPD
Mets 5, Marlins 8
Mariners 1, Red Sox 3
Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 12
Brewers 2, Giants 4
Rays 4, Royals 5 10 innings
Blue Jays 4, Rangers 5
Nationals 6, Dodgers 7
You can also check out updated MLB standings on NBCSports.com at any time.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gave up three runs in the top of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game against the Braves, blowing his first save since August 26 last season. He had converted 34 consecutive saves.
Jansen yielded back-to-back singles to lead off the ninth inning, staked to a 4-1 lead. After getting two outs, Matt Adams hit a three-run home run down the right field line to knot the game at four apiece.
After Sunday’s lackluster performance, Jansen is now 24-for-25 in save chances this season with a 1.49 ERA and a 62/2 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings.
Orioles closer Zach Britton finished Sunday’s 9-7 victory over the Astros with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his sixth save of the season. He has now earned the save in 55 consecutive opportunities dating back to September 2015, setting a new American League record. Tom Gordon previously held the record with 54 consecutive saves. Eric Gagne holds the major league record at 84.
Britton’s last blown save came on September 20, 2015, then converted two more saves before the end of the regular season. He went 47-for-47 in save chances last season and is six-for-six so far this year.
Along with his six saves, Britton has a 2.65 ERA and a 13/8 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. The lefty came off the disabled list earlier this month after missing two months with a strained left forearm.