7:05 PM ET, May 3, 2007
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
• Summary: In just one inning the Mariners blew a five-run lead built off Daisuke Matsuzaka's shaky start, but big hits from David Ortiz, Jason Varitek and Manny Ramirez made up for Dice-K's blunders.
• Hero: Ramirez, who hit a two-run homer in the fourth to put Boston up 7-5. Manny sealed the deal with a tie-breaking home run in the eighth.
• Goat: Dice-K. In his third consecutive rocky outing Matsuzaka allowed seven runs, five hits and five walks in five innings.
• Figure this: Dice-K walked the first three batters of the game, leading to a 35-pitch inning.
-- ESPN.com news services
Red Sox 8, Mariners 7
Ramirez is 27th on the career home run list. ... Boston RF Wily Mo Pena went 4-fvor-4. ... When Betancourt tagged Ortiz between first and second base to complete a double play in the sixth, Ortiz gave him a big hug. ... The only batter for either team who didn't reach base by the fourth inning was Seattle 2B Jose Lopez. ... The attendance of 37,216 was the largest at Fenway Park since World War II, although the club has added seats annually in recent years.
Regular Season Series
|Seattle leads 5-4 (as of Thu 5/3)|
|Tue 4/10||@BOS 14, SEA 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/11||SEA 3, @BOS 0||Recap|
|» Thu 5/3||@BOS 8, SEA 7||Box Score|
|Mon 6/25||@SEA 9, BOS 4||Recap|
|Tue 6/26||@SEA 8, BOS 7||Recap|
|Wed 6/27||@SEA 2, BOS 1||Recap|
|Fri 8/3||@SEA 7, BOS 4||Recap|
|Sat 8/4||BOS 4, @SEA 3||Recap|
|Sun 8/5||BOS 9, @SEA 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Mariners | Red Sox|
|1st||R Ibanez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, I Suzuki scored, A Beltre out at third, J Vidro to second.||1||0|
|1st||J Guillen doubled to deep right, J Vidro and R Ibanez scored, R Sexson to third.||3||0|
|1st||K Johjima safe at first on error by shortstop J Lugo, R Sexson scored, J Guillen to third.||4||0|
|1st||Y Betancourt safe at first on error by shortstop J Lugo, J Guillen scored, K Johjima to second.||5||0|
|2nd||J Varitek singled to center, K Youkilis scored, M Lowell to second.||5||1|
|2nd||D Pedroia walked, M Lowell scored, J Varitek to third, W Pena to second.||5||2|
|2nd||J Lugo hit a ground rule double to deep right center, J Varitek and W Pena scored, D Pedroia to third.||5||4|
|2nd||D Ortiz singled to left center, D Pedroia scored, J Lugo to third.||5||5|
|4th||M Ramirez homered to left, C Crisp scored.||5||7|
|5th||J Guillen singled to center, R Ibanez scored, R Sexson to second.||6||7|
|5th||Y Betancourt reached on infield single to shortstop, R Sexson scored, J Guillen to third.||7||7|
|8th||M Ramirez homered to right.||7||8|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||37,216 (100.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||63 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Charlie Reliford, Third Base - Larry Vanover|