Seattle 1, Boston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 20692

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 40-36 21-21 19-15 L1
Seattle 33-45 14-21 19-24 W1

Recap

Mariners 1, Red Sox 0: Pinch hitter John Jaso singled in the lone run in the bottom of the ninth and Felix Hernandez matched a career-high with 13 strikeouts as Seattle edged visiting Boston in the opener of a four-game series.

Jaso smacked the first pitch from Scott Atchison (2-1) into right field and Casper Wells scored from second, beating the throw from Red Sox right fielder Cody Ross when catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was unable to hold on to the ball while making a lunging tag.

Hernandez (6-5) allowed five hits and one walk in his second consecutive strong effort. The right-hander previously struck out 13 against the San Diego Padres last season.

Wells hit a one-out double and Justin Smoak was walked intentionally prior to Jaso’s game-winning hit.

Hernandez worked out of a jam in the top of the ninth. He allowed a one-out single to David Ortiz and walked Saltalamacchia before retiring Adrian Gonzalez on a deep fly and getting Will Middlebrooks to fly out to cap a 128-pitch outing.

Franklin Morales struck out seven in seven shutout innings for Boston. Morales gave up three hits and two walks in his third start of the season. Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hernandez recorded 10 or more strikeouts for the second straight outing and 19th time of his career. … Morales has 24 strikeouts in 18 innings over three starts. … Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez left in the fourth inning after getting hit in the face with a pickoff throw to first base by Morales. … Ortiz is 6-for-13 over his last four games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Seattle
Franklin Morales Player Felix Hernandez
No Decision W/L Win
7.0 IP 9.0
7 Strikeouts 13
3 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   Seattle
Mike Aviles Player John Jaso
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 1
.333 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 5 0 5 .156 10 13 0 1 0 1
Seattle 5 0 6 .161 10 7 1 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Boston. The Mariners have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .422 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .486 after a loss.