Boston 5, Seattle 4

Date - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 35059

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 16 1
Boston 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 5 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 50-57 29-28 21-29 L2
Boston 65-44 36-20 29-24 W2

Recap


Red Sox 5, Mariners 4 (15): Stephen Drew singled down the right-field line with two outs in the 15th inning to lift host Boston back into first place in the team's longest game of the year.

Drew's line drive off Lucas Luetge (0-2) plated Dustin Pedroia from third base to give the Red Sox their major league-leading 10th walk-off victory of the season. Drake Britton (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first major-league win as Boston moved one-half game in front of Tampa Bay atop the American League East. 

The Red Sox also received a pair of defensive gems in extra innings - a sliding catch by center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the 11th and a diving grab that left fielder Jonny Gomes turned into an unassisted inning-ending double play in the top of the 15th. Seattle center fielder Michael Saunders gunned down Brandon Snyder at the plate in the bottom of the 14th.

Pedroia belted a two-run homer and drove in three runs for the second straight night, and Drew was one of four players with two hits as the Red Sox made it five straight wins over Seattle. Kyle Seager homered among his three hits and had two RBIs while Kendrys Morales added three hits for the Mariners.

Pedroia put Boston ahead in the seventh, crushing an offering from lefty reliever Oliver Perez over everything in left field for a 4-3 lead, but Seattle tied it in its next at-bat as Seager hammered a high fastball from Junichi Tazawa over the Red Sox bullpen in right-center.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Red Sox RHP John Lackey allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings, while Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma went 5 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. ... RHP Jake Peavy, acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, is expected to join the Red Sox on Thursday and will make his first start for Boston before the current homestand ends Sunday. Peavy, 32, will take the rotation slot of Brandon Workman, who will move to the bullpen. ... The Mariners traded 2B Robert Andino to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later. Andino was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma in May after batting .184 in 29 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Boston
Hisashi Iwakuma Player John Lackey
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 8
1.59 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Seattle   Boston
Kendrys Morales Player Shane Victorino
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 16 1 21 .281 24 12 4 3 1 1
Boston 13 1 18 .241 27 14 5 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .614 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Mariners have a W/L % of .451 after a win and .482 after a loss.