May 15, 2012

G36: Red Sox 5, Mariners 0

Mariners  - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Red Sox   - 001 210 01x - 5  9  0
Josh Beckett (7-4-0-2-9, 93) struck out six of the first nine Seattle batters and finished with a season-high nine strikeouts. Boston (17-19) has now won five consecutive games.

The only thing resembling a Mariners rally came in the fourth when two singles put runners on first and second with one out. Beckett then got a fly to left and a ground ball to second. Ichiro Suzuki was the lone Seattle runner to touch third base (and one of only two to make it to second), but that came with two outs in the sixth, and he was stranded there.

Rich Hill pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and Alfredo Aceves tossed a perfect ninth. The Boston pitching staff has allowed only three runs over the last four games.

David Ortiz's eighth home run of the year, cranked to deep right-center in the third, was all the support Beckett & Co. would need. Ortiz also bunted for a single (!) and walked and scored twice. Mike Aviles had two doubles and two RBI; Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a single and a double, and Will Middlebrooks had an RBI single and a stolen base.
Blake Beavan / Josh Beckett
Sweeney, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Gonzalez, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Saltalamacchia, C
Ross, RF
Nava, LF
Aviles, SS
Afternoon baseball! And it's Tim Wakefield Day!
After this game, the Red Sox head out on an eight-game road trip to Tampa, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.


9casey said...

Five wins in a row would be totally bitchin'

Amy said...

What time do the festivities for Wake begin? Is it right before the game?

Jere said...

"Ichiro Suzuki was the lone Seattle runner to touch third base"

And they gave that to him, in that situation where they figured he'd score from second with 2 outs anyway.

allan said...


BAL ---
TBR ---
MFY 2.5
TOR 4.0
BOS 5.5

Jere said...

We're 3 out of a playoff spot.