4:05 PM ET, August 5, 2007
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
• Summary: Manny Ramirez homered and drove in two and Josh Beckett struck out nine to help the Red Sox pound the Mariners 9-2.
• Winning ways: Beckett, who had lost three of his four decisions since the All-Star break, joins C.C. Sabathia, John Lackey and Carlos Zambrano as the only 14-game winners in the bigs.
• Figure this: Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-5 with a run scored to extend his hitless streak to 12 at-bats, which is one short of his season-long skid.
• Did you see that? Coco Crisp got clipped exiting the dugout in the middle of the fifth by an all-terrain vehicle driven by Seattle's mascot, "Mariner Moose." Crisp was knocked down, but dusted himself off and feigned anger by cocking his arm as if he was going to throw his glove at his assailant.
• Quotable: "Never really gotten hit by a moving vehicle before. That was the most athletic thing I did all day." -- Crisp
-- ESPN.com news services
Red Sox 9, Mariners 2
Batista allowed three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in six laborious innings. He struck out three. The Red Sox scored six runs off four Seattle relievers after he left. ... Suzuki went 0-for-5 with a run scored, extending his hitless streak to 12 at-bats -- one short of his season-long skid.
Regular Season Series
|Seattle leads 5-4 (as of Sun 8/5)|
|Tue 4/10||@BOS 14, SEA 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/11||SEA 3, @BOS 0||Recap|
|Thu 5/3||@BOS 8, SEA 7||Recap|
|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||Box Score|
|Complete Schedule: Red Sox | Mariners|
|1st||M Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to deep center, C Crisp scored, D Ortiz to third, M Ramirez to second on error by center fielder A Jones.||1||0|
|1st||J Varitek walked, D Ortiz scored, M Ramirez to third, J Drew to second.||2||0|
|5th||M Ramirez homered to left center.||3||0|
|6th||J Burke singled to right, B Broussard scored, A Beltre to second.||3||1|
|7th||J Drew tripled to deep right center, D Ortiz scored.||4||1|
|7th||M Lowell reached on infield single to shortstop, J Drew scored.||5||1|
|8th||C Crisp hit sacrifice fly to center, A Cora scored, J Lugo to second.||6||1|
|8th||K Youkilis doubled to deep right, J Lugo scored.||7||1|
|8th||D Ortiz singled to shallow right center, K Youkilis scored.||8||1|
|9th||D Pedroia doubled to deep left, C Crisp scored, K Youkilis to third.||9||1|
|9th||J Vidro singled to left center, I Suzuki scored.||9||2|
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|Stadium||Safeco Field, Seattle, WA|
|Attendance||46,377 (97.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||64 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Mike Everitt|