Mariners - 001 001 000 - 2 8 0 Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 7 1Boston failed to capitalize on several scoring chances, leaving 11 men on base in the first seven innings, including four at third base. The Red Sox finished the evening 0-for-11 with runners at second and/or third.
The Red Sox loaded the bases with one out in the first inning, but David Ortiz struck out and J.D. Drew flew out to center.
Jacoby Ellsbury led off the third with a double (he also walked twice), but no one could advance him even to third. Jed Lowrie doubled with two outs in the fourth, and Carl Crawford flied to right. Five of Boston's seven hits were doubles.
The Red Sox loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth, on a double by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and walks by Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia. Adrian Gonzalez lined into a double play; replays showed that umpire crew chief Gerry Davis blew the call at second base, as Ellsbury got back to the bag in time. Yook ended the inning with a foul pop to first.
Drew doubled with one out in the sixth and took third on a fly out, but was stranded. With two outs in the seventh, Gonzalez walked and Yook doubled, but Ortiz flied out to left. Saltalamacchia singled to begin the bottom of the ninth, only to have Ellsbury ground into a 4-6-3 double play and Pedroia fly out to right.Doug Fister / John Lackey
I have the day off, and am right now outside reading The Pale King, with the dogs enjoying the sun and slowly-drying grass, and I have nothing baseball-related to put in this spot. ... Just win the damn game.
AL East: Angels/Rays at 1 PM; Blue Jays/Yankees at 4 PM; Orioles/White Sox at 7 PM.