Red Sox Recap: Sox survive Seattle slugfest

The Guru
Contributing Writer

So much for Seattle's Safeco Field being a "pitchers park". The Red Sox and Mariners combined for 28 hits, 19 runs and six home runs as the Red Sox pulled out the 11-8 win.

David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Jackie Bradley Jr all went deep for the Red Sox.

Check out JBJ's home run that proved to be the difference in the game here.

Red Sox rookie starter Allen Webster had another rough outing. Webster's pitching line was defined as "2 1/3 innings, six hits, seven earned runs, two walks and two home runs." Bad joke for a bad night.

Things were not so funny on the Seattle side either as M's starter Hisashi Iwakuma went just three innings and gave up six runs. Iwakuma came into the game leading the AL with a 2.61 ERA.

The game turned into a battle of the bullpens early and the Red Sox recently beleaguered bunch bailed them out.

Alfredo Aceves took over in the third and promptly gave up a triple that put the M's up 7-6. Aceves appeared to injure himself and was pulled after only 2/3 of an inning of work.

Craig Breslow, Andrew Bailey, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara combined for 5 1/3 innings of one-run relief to limit the damage. Breslow picked up his second win of the year and Uehara grabbed his sixth save.

Manager John Farrell said, “Those four innings in the middle of the game were the key to stabilizing it for us.”

David Ortiz had a four-hit night and tied Harold Baines for most hits by a DH all-time at 1,688.

The West Coast tour continues Wednesday night as Felix Doubront (5-3, 4.11) faces off against Aaron Harang (4-7, 4.92). The Red Sox are two and three on the 10-game road trip.

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