Recap - Sox outlast Mariners 8-7

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Daniel Nava's RBI single in the top of the tenth inning scored Jackie Bradley Jr. with what proved to be the winning run as the Red Sox beat the Mariners 8-7 to take the series three games to one.

The Red Sox got on the board first when Jacoby Ellsbury (pictured) led off the game with his third home run of the season. That also extended his hitting streak to nineteen consecutive games.

Seattle took a 5-1 lead courtesy of four runs in the bottom of the second and a single run in the bottom of the third inning. Those runs - and two more - were all charged to Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster who was pulled with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Boston scored three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to pull even at 7-7. Ellsbury, Brock Holt, and Jose Iglesias each had a pair of hits; Holt and Iglesias also drove in two runs apiece from the eighth and ninth spots in the batting order.

Reliever Steven Wright allowed one inherited runner to score but otherwise was terrific through 5.2 innings to get his first win. Koji Uehara earned his seventh save of the season.

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