Red Sox Survive Mariners Rally Win 6-5 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox led 6-2 going into the top of the 9th inning Friday night with Matt Barnes in to close out the game. Boston's best reliever gave up a 3-run homer to Kyle Seager before getting the last out, and the Red Sox hung on to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 at Fenway Park.
Seattle jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning but Boston's victory, fueled by home runs from Xander Bogaerts and JD Martinez was their major league leading's 10th come from behind win.
Bogaerts was 2-4 with his 3rd home run of the season, driving in 3 runs. The homer was a 2-run shot in the 1st inning and he had a RBI single in the 5th inning. He's now homered in 3 of the last 4 games.
Bogaerts made a great play in the 9th to end the game.
J.D. Martinez was 2-4 with his 7th home run of the season down the right field line and Pesky's Pole in the 3rd inning. His 7th homer matched his total in 2020 and is a career best before May, when he had 6 back in 2015.
Alex Verdugo was 3-5 with 3 singles and recorded his 3rd outfield assist of the season gunning down Kyle Seager at 3rd to end the 5th inning.
Martin Perez started for Boston and went 3.2 innings throwing 83 pitches. He allowed 4 hits and 2 runs, striking out 3 and walking 4 in the no decision.
Hirokazu Sawamura picked up his 1st major league win, going 1.1 innings, striking out 3 and walking 1.
Garrett Whitlock went 2.1 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3. He has not allowed a run in 11.1 innings over his 5 career appearances.
For Seattle, Friday night's game was their 10th 1-run game of the season, most in the Majors.
Kyle Seager was 2-5 with a double, the homer in the 9th inning and 4 runs batted in.
Yusei Kikichi went 4.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs. He walked 3 and didn't strike out a batter.
Kyle Lewis was 2-5 with a single in the 1st and a double in the 8th. They were his 1st hits of the 2021 season after missing the Mariners' 1st 17 games on the injured list.
The Red Sox and Mariners will play game 3 of the 4 game series Saturday afternoon. Nathan Eovaldi pitches for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 12:10 and 1st pitch at 1:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.