And it's raining dirty water tonight in Boston!Mariners - 000 010 000 - 1 4 0
Red Sox - 000 200 00x - 2 10 0
Curt Schilling was spectacular (8-3-1-0-7) for the third straight start. In the spring, I figured he had to be better than in '05, but in no way did I expect this kind of success (command, velocity, stamina) right out of the gate. Jonathan Papelbon finished it off.
And on a night when Manny Ramirez continued to slump and David Ortiz couldn't hit the ball out of the infield, #9 hitter Alex Gonzalez went 3-for-4, including two doubles, the second of which drove in the two runs needed to win this game.
Pitch of the Game: Schilling's nasty outside splitter to Ichiro in the top of the sixth. With the tying run at third and one out, that strikeout snuffed out Seattle's budding rally. Schilling then got Jose Lopez swinging to end the inning.
Previews: Seattle / Boston.