Red Sox - 000 200 000 - 2 7 0Seattle began the eighth inning with six consecutive singles in the span of 11 pitches. The last five of those hits were off Hideki Okajima.
Mariners - 001 000 03x - 4 11 0
Fister and the Mariners bullpen retired the last 13 Red Sox hitters, with 11 of those outs in the infield.
The Yankees beat the Royals 12-6 and the Rays beat Cleveland 4-2. Tampa Bay is 3 GB, while Boston falls to 8 GB.
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Doug Fister
Drew #2!Scutaro, SS
Are batters more likely to fist hits to the opposite field against Fister? ... Don Wakamatsu seems like the perfect manager for Dice. ... Speaking of which, why do they call it "walking"? You never really see anyone actually saunter to first base. [veal ... waitress ... all week]
There is a good chance Victor Martinez will be back in the lineup tomorrow night. ... Jacoby Ellsbury is set to begin a rehab stint with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, DHing tomorrow and playing the outfield on Tuesday. ... Mike Lowell played third base and went 4-for-4 for the PawSox yesterday.
At 1 PM:
1908 - Future Red Sox pitcher Hugh Bedient, pitching for a semi-pro Falconer, NY team, strikes out 42 batters in 23-inning game against Corry, PA, winning 3-1.
1936 - The Red Sox rout the Tigers 18-3, scoring all of their runs in two innings (6 in the second and 12 in the fifth).
1939 - Cleveland and Philadelphia are tied 3-3 after eight innings. Cleveland wins the game 12-8 after a lengthy ninth inning.
1966 - In his Hall of Fame induction speech, Ted Williams makes an appeal for the inclusion of Negro League stars at Cooperstown.