Mariners - 002 000 044 - 10 13 1 Red Sox - 055 104 43x - 22 26 1The Red Sox took batting practice against Seattle's pitching staff for the second straight day, setting season-highs in both runs scored and hits.
The Red Sox had not had as many as 26 hits since May 28, 2005, when they had 27 in a 17-1 rout of the Yankees. The last time Boston scored as many as 22 runs? June 27, 2003, when they scored 10 times in the first inning before making an out and beat the Marlins 25-8. (That's the game where the Red Sox manager actually apologized to the other team for scoring so many times. That was, however, nowhere near the dumbest thing he ever did.)
It was the sixth time in Red Sox history that the team scored 15+ runs in consecutive games:
July 4, 1939: Swept the Athletics in a doubleheader 17-7 and 18-12(Most runs scored in each of three consecutive games? Boston scored 12+ runs in each of three games on June 28-30, 1946, when they beat the Senators 12-1, 12-8 and 15-8. ... So matching that is something to look forward to tomorrow.)
September 27-28, 1940: Beat the Senators 24-4 and beat the Athletics in G1 16-4
June 7-8, 1950: Beat the Browns 20-4 and 29-4
June 17-18, 1953: Beat the Tigers 17-1 and 23-3
July 2-3, 1998: Beat the Expos 15-0 and beat White Sox 15-2
August 14-15, 2015: Beat Mariners 15-1 and 22-10
The Mariners had never before allowed 15+ runs in consecutive games.
Jackie Bradley went 5-for-6, with three doubles and two home runs, seven RBI, and five runs scored. Before his last at-bat, I found that, according to Baseball Reference's super-wonderful Play Index, Bradley was the first Red Sox player to have a game with at least 3 doubles, 4 runs, and 5 RBI. Then he banged a two-run dong to further separate himself from the pack of all Red Sox players. (More factoids in comments.)
Bradley finished the afternoon with 14 total bases. Only three Red Sox have had more in a game: Fred Lynn (16, June 18, 1975), John Valentin (15, June 2, 1995), and Dustin Pedroia (15, June 24, 2010).
Over his last five games, Bradley is hitting .591 (13-for-22), with 9 extra-base hits and 13 RBI.
Blake Swihart (4-for-5) doubled twice, scored four times, and drove in three. ... Xander Bogaerts also had four hits and David Ortiz, Mookie Betts, and Brock Holt each had three. ... Josh Rutledge scored four times. ... Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza hit home runs.
Mariners starter Felix Hernandez lasted only 2.1 innings and allowed 10 runs and 12 hits.
Wade Miley: 7-4-2-3-8, 113.
De Aza, LF