June 18, 2016

G67: Red Sox 6, Mariners 2

Mariners - 110 000 000 - 2  9  1
Red Sox  - 000 131 01x - 6 12  0
Just like last night, a Red Sox starter got off to a rocky start. Rick Porcello (6-8-2-0-6, 93) allowed two hits on his first three pitches and was soon working with the bases loaded and none out. A double play scored a run for Seattle and Porcello allowed a home run to Adam Lind in the second. But after that, the Mariners were kept off the scoreboard.

The Red Sox rallied in the middle innings. Jackie Bradley homered in the fourth. Chris Young, Christian Vazquez, and Mookie Betts began the fifth with singles, with Betts's hit tying the game. Dustin Pedroia grounded into a double play and the go-ahead run scored. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run to give Boston a 4-2 lead.

Vazquez doubled home Ramirez in the sixth and Ramirez doubled and scored on an error in the eighth.

As was the case on Friday night, every Red Sox starter except Pedroia hit safely. ... The bullpen allowed only one hit over the final three innings.
Adrian Sampson / Rick Porcello
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Bradley, CF
Shaw, 3B
Young, LF
Vazquez, C
The Red Sox sent Roenis Elias and Rusney Castillo to Pawtucket and recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre and infielder Deven Marrero.

Boston is now tied for second with the Blue Jays, who have won seven of their last eight games. Both teams are 1 GB the Orioles. Toronto has 39 wins, the most of any team in the East.

Adrian Sampson is making his major league debut.

David Ortiz's home run last night was the 521st of his career, tying him with Ted Williams for 19th place all-time. It was also his 2,380th hit, tying him with Boston hitting coach Chili Davis for 126th on the all-time list.

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