Monday, July 25, 2011

Red Sox 12, Mariners 8, Boston shoots 17 hits

Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in four runs Sunday and Kevin Youkilis hit two-run homer to Boston Red Sox 12-8 to the Mariners batieran, thus extending the longest losing streak of 15 straight losses to Seattle.

Tim Wakefield (6-3) is, after Roger Clemens, the pitcher who struck out second to 2,000 batters and went to Boston a victory for his 200th victory. However, the knuckleballer left the game 44 years after Brendan Ryan hit the grand slam that cut the lead to 11-7 with one out in the seventh.

The offensive power of Boston got 17 hits, of which Saltalamacchia, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford had three each.

The Dominican Michael Pineda (8-7) allowed five runs in the first inning after Seattle took a 2-0 lead and ended up giving up seven runs in four innings.

The Sox maintained their three-game lead on the tip of the Eastern Division of the American League on the New York Yankees, who beat the Athletics 7-5 in Oakland.

The team with the most hits in the majors got 11 runs for the fourth time in the past eight starts for Wakefield. The Red Sox swept the three-game series with their 17th victory in 20 games.

Seattle, with the defeat, the worst extended string of setbacks followed by the team that was established in 1993. It is also the longest in the majors since Kansas City lost 19 straight in 2005.

The Mariners, Miguel Olivo 5-1 with a run scored and two RBIs. Franklin Gutierrez 3-2 with three runs scored.

For the Red Sox, the Mexican Gonzalez 5-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dominicans Yamaico Navarro David Ortiz 1-0 and 5-2 with two runs scored.

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