August 24, 2014

G130: Mariners 8, Red Sox 6

Mariners - 300 120 011 - 8 13  0
Red Sox  - 302 000 010 - 6 13  0
Kelly Johnson struck out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox lost their eighth consecutive game. Boston finished its homestand with a 2-9 record, the first time the team has lost nine games during a homestand since 1994.

Johnson was batting in the ninth as the DH because David Ortiz left the game in the sixth inning after fouling a ball off his right shin. (Ortiz has been red-hot at the plate, reaching base in 20 of his last 26 plate appearances.)

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. .. Will Middlebrooks drove in three runs. ... Brock Holt, Mookie Betts, Allen Craig, and Middlebrooks each had two hits. ... Holt scored twice. ... Webster: 4.1-8-6-2-5, 79.
Hisashi Iwakuma / Allen Webster
Holt, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Craig, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Betts, CF
Vazquez, C
Xander Bogaerts will undergo more concussion tests today. ... Brandon Workman was optioned to Pawtucket and Heath Hembree was called up.

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