Friday, August 2, 2013

Two Walkoffs in a Sweep of the Mariners

It was a wild series against the Mariners in Fenway Park this week.  I will elaborate in the individual game summaries.

07/30:  Red Sox 8 (64-44) Mariners 2
The only somewhat calm game of the series saw Brandon Workman continue to shine in the rotation.  Of course later that evening Jake Peavy was acquired.  Workman struck out nine in six innings, giving up one run.  Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all homered for Boston.

DUSTIN PEDROIA:  2 for 4, Home Run, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.

07/31:  Red Sox 5 (65-44) Mariners 4
John Lackey pitched reasonably well, but Junichi Tazawa surrendered the game-tying home run in the eighth and the game went into the 15th inning before Boston won.  Included in this game was an unassisted double play by left-fielder Jonny Gomes.  Rookie Drake Britton got the win.  The winning run scored on a base hit by Stephen Drew.

DUSTIN PEDROIA:  2 for 6, Home Run, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.

08/01:  Red Sox 8 (66-44) Mariners 7
Felix Hernandez shut down Boston's offense for seven innings and the Mariners lead the Red Sox 7-1 going into the bottom of the eighth.  Shane Victorino homered and then in the ninth, the Red Sox exploded for six runs.  Daniel Nava drove in the winning run and knuckleballer Steven Wright got the win.

SHANE VICTORINO:  2 for 5, Home Run, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.

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