June 30, 2012

G78: Mariners 3, Red Sox 2 (11)

Red Sox  - 000 000 200 00 - 2 11  0
Mariners - 000 002 000 01 - 3  9  0
Singles by Dustin Ackley and Miguel Olivo put runners at first and third with one out in the eleventh inning, and Chone Figgins's line drive sac fly to right brought in the winning run. For the second time in three games, Jarrod Saltalamacchia could not handle Cody Ross's throw to the plate, and the winning run scored easily both times.

John Jaso's two-run double off Beckett (6-4-2-3-4, 85) gave Seattle a 2-0 lead. Beckett did not allow a hit until the fifth inning, but seemed to hit a wall with one out in the sixth, allowing a single, walk, single, and double.

Boston tied the game immediately as Adrian Gonzalez, Will Middlebrooks and Cody Ross all singled to load the bases with no one out in the seventh. One run scored on Ryan Kalish's fielder's choice and a second run scored on a passed ball.

The Red Sox had chances to score in both the ninth and tenth innings. Ross and Kalish singled with one down in the ninth, but could not advance. And in the tenth, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz singled with no one out. However, a strikeout and two fielder's choices ended that possible rally.

Boston is 0-5 in extra-inning games this year.
Josh Beckett / Erasmo Ramirez
Nava, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Saltalamacchia, C
Gonzalez, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Ross, RF
Kalish, CF
Aviles, SS
Beckett comes off the disabled list (shoulder inflammation) to make his first start since June 11.

Down in Florida today, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford both played the outfield for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox.


9casey said...

Imagine if the red sox dfa Darnell tonight, while his daughter still works for NESN, awkward.

allan said...

And McDonald is DFA'd to make room for Beckett!