BOSTON (AP) — Travis Shaw hit two home runs and Rusney Castillo hit one to carry Boston to a 15-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, just hours after Red Sox manager John Farrell announced he’s taking a medical leave to treat lymphoma.

Fighting back tears, the 53-year-old Farrell said that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken leave for the rest of the season.

Shaw had a two-run and solo shot, and Castillo’s was a two-run homer in Boston’s highest run total of the season. The Red Sox finished with a season-high 21 hits.

Joe Kelly (5-6) limited the Mariners to one run and four in six innings.

Nelson Cruz went hitless in three at-bats, halting his 21-game hitting streak. Kyle Seager homered for Seattle, which had won eight of 12.

Mike Montgomery (4-5) gave up nine runs on 10 hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

Castillo left Friday’s game against Seattle after fouling a ball off his left foot.

Castillo, who hit a two-run homer earlier in the game, fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning.

He finished the at-bat, taking a called third strike, before he was replaced in the lineup by Alejandro De Aza in the top of the fifth.

Boston leads 9-1.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: