Pitching lines don't get much uglier than Steven Wright's from Friday night.
The Boston Red Sox knuckleballer allowed 10 runs off 10 hits and two walks while striking out a pair in just 3 1/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, surrendering three home runs before being removed after 59 pitches.
After limiting the Mariners to just one run off five hits over seven innings in his last start, Wright didn't have it from the beginning of the rematch. He allowed four runs (two homers) in the first inning, two more runs in the second, and four in the fourth. Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz launched two three-run home runs off Wright, and drove in seven in his first three at-bats.
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Wright had been excellent since coming off the disabled list last month, posting a 1.23 ERA over 36 2/3 innings, but watched his season ERA climb to 3.38. It marked the first time in his career that he surrendered double-digit runs in an outing.
Despite his struggles, Wright collected a no-decision as Boston came back for the 14-10 win. It's the first time since 1946 (Mickey Harris) that a Red Sox pitcher surrendered at least 10 runs and saw his team win, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.