Mariners starter Jason Vargas stifled the Red Sox for 8 innings allowing one run on an 8th-inning solo home run by Dustin Pedroia (pictured), one of just 5 hits allowed. He walked 2 and struck out 6.
Red Sox starter Felix Doubront didn't make it through the 5th inning. He only allowed one run on 3 hits in 4.1 innings, but he walked 5 batters. Neither Vargas nor Doubront figured in the decision.
Vicente Padilla got the win in relief; Alfredo Aceves needed just 5 pitches for his 19th save of the season.
For Pedroia, the home run was his first since May 10th, a span of 162 at bats. He and Cody Ross each had a pair of hits for the Sox.
Will Middlebrooks left the game with what was called tightness in his left hamstring. Jim Monaghan 7/01/2012 07:35:00 PM Tweet