Boston 5, Seattle 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 37292

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Boston 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 5 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 16-22 7-8 9-14 L2
Boston 17-19 9-11 8-8 W5

Recap


Red Sox 5, Mariners 0: Josh Beckett celebrated his 32nd birthday by striking out a season-high nine over seven solid innings and Mike Aviles had a pair of RBI doubles as host Boston recorded its fifth straight victory.
 
After being booed off the field in his last outing, Beckett (3-4) received a far friendlier response from the Fenway faithful Tuesday. The right-hander fanned six of the first nine batters he faced en route to a brilliant four-hit performance.
 
David Ortiz provided the first jolt in the third inning after he deposited a 3-2 fastball from Blake Beavan (1-4) into the bullpen in right field for his eighth homer.
 
Aviles doubled the advantage in the next inning after he took Beavan's slider and launched it to right field. His first RBI double plated Cody Ross and he added another in the eighth to cap to scoring.
 
Rich Hill retired the side in order in the eighth inning and Alfredo Aceves worked the ninth in a non-save situation.
 
Dustin Ackley extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an infield single for the Mariners, who have dropped 10 of their last 11 road contests.
 
Beavan yielded three runs on five hits in four innings to 0-3 in his career versus the Red Sox.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
Former Boston hurler Tim Wakefield tossed out the ceremonial pitch prior to the game. Wakefield was honored after announcing his retirement prior to the season. Former catcher Doug Mirabelli was also on hand and caught the first pitch. ... The Red Sox sent left-hander Hunter Cervenka to the Chicago Cubs to complete last month's trade for Marlon Byrd. Cervenka posted an 0-3 mark with an 8.04 ERA in nine appearances with Class-A Greenville. ... Boston will visit American League East rival Tampa Bay on Wednesday to start an abbreviated two-game series, while Seattle will hit the road to face Cleveland.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Boston
Blake Beavan Player Josh Beckett
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 9
5 Hits 4
6.75 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Seattle   Boston
Ichiro Suzuki Player David Ortiz
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 4 0 4 .129 10 10 0 2 2 0
Boston 9 1 15 .273 18 8 5 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .316 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .381 after a loss.