Seattle 3, Boston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom,
Attendance - 31311

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 11 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 41-37 21-21 20-16 L1
Seattle 34-46 15-22 19-24 W1

Recap


Mariners 3, Red Sox 2 (11): Chone Figgins' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning gave Seattle its second walk-off win over Boston in the last three games.

After Dustin Ackley and Miguel Olivo singled with one out against Alfredo Aceves (0-5), Figgins hit a line drive to right fielder Cody Ross, who just missed throwing out Ackley at the plate.

John Jaso, whose RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Mariners a 1-0 victory on Thursday, had a two-run double and Ichiro Suzuki had two hits for the Mariners.

Adrian Gonzalez had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games and Ross had two hits for the Red Sox.

Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen pitched two scoreless innings of relief and worked out of a jam in the 10th inning after Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz led off with singles. Shawn Kelley (2-2) pitched a perfect 11th.

Boston’s Josh Beckett, making his first start since June 11 after spending time on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, allowed two runs, four hits and walked three in six innings. He didn’t allow a hit until Olivo’s single with two outs in the fifth.

With one out in the sixth inning, Suzuki singled and stole second. After Casper Wells walked, Kyler Seager’s pop up down the left-field line fell between Daniel Nava and shortstop Mike Aviles to load the bases.

Jaso, who was 0-for-11 against Beckett, followed with a double off the base of the right-field wall to make it 2-0.

The Red Sox tied it 2-2 in the seventh inning when Will Middlebrooks scored on a passed ball after Ryan Kalish’s fielder’s choice grounder brought home Gonzalez.

Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez left the game after retiring the first eight batters with pain in his right elbow.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
To make room for Beckett on the roster, the Red Sox designated outfielder Darnell McDonald for assignment. . … Ross robbed Suzuki of extra bases with a catch against the right-field wall in the third inning. … Seattle entered the game with a major league-worst .197 batting average at home and has scored only eight runs in its last seven games. … Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 11 games. ... Aceves pitched 2 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Seattle
Josh Beckett Player Erasmo Ramirez
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 2.2
4 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 0
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   Seattle
Adrian Gonzalez Player Dustin Ackley
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 11 0 11 .256 21 10 1 2 1 0
Seattle 9 0 10 .231 14 8 3 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Boston. The Mariners have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .500 after a loss.