Red Sox Recap: Doubrant dominant, Papi record breaking as Sox pound Mariners
The Guru Contributing Writer
Felix Doubront had another strong outing and David Ortiz had a record-breaking night as the Red Sox pounded the Seattle Mariners 11-4 Wednesday night.
Doubront shutout the Mariners for six innings before giving up a two-out run in the seventh. Doubront threw 107 pitches with six strikeouts and only two walks. Doubront did not allow a base runner beyond first until the fifth inning.
Doubront is now 6-3 on the year and has a 2.70 ERA in last 11 starts.
David Ortiz wasted no time in breaking Harold Baines record for most hits all-time by a designated hitter. Ortiz hit a double to lead off the second inning giving him 1,689 career hits as a DH. Big Papi already holds marks for the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, extra-base hits and RBI by a designated hitter. Ortiz added his team leading 19th home run in the third.
Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the lineup, had three hits and a congratulatory gift for Big Papi post game:
Red Sox recent call-up Brandon Workman made his major league debut in the eighth inning and gave up three runs including a home run to the first batter he faced. Welcome to the show, kid. Workman did pitch a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts.
The Red Sox will wrap up the Seattle stop of this ten-game road trip Thursday afternoon. First pitch is 3:40. Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.04 ERA) will face the Mariners highly touted rookie Erasmo Ramirez who is making his big league debut.
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