Recap - Pablo, Papi back Porcello in Sox victory

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Solo home runs by Pablo Sandoval and David Ortiz backed a very strong Rick Porcello outing as the Red Sox handed Felix Hernandez his first loss of the season in a 4-2 Boston win over the Mariners at Safeco Field Saturday night.

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Porcello (pictured) went 6.2 innings giving up a pair of runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six. He improved his record to 4-2.

Brad Miller gave Seattle a brief 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with his third home run of the year. Sandoval answered back for Boston in the top of the second with his fifth home run and David Ortiz slammed his fifth an inning later.

Boston scored two more in the sixth on Blake Swihart's RBI double that scored Xander Bogaerts and an RBI ground out by Brock Holt.

Dustin Pedroia, Ortiz and Swihart each had two hits.

Koji Uehara pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his ninth save of the season.

Boston and Seattle each wore uniforms honoring former Negro League teams with the Red Sox honoring the 1946 Boston Royal Giants.

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