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August 23, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Mariners at Boston Red Sox: Aug. 23, 2010 game thread

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Doug Fister was greeted by a pair of seeing-eye singles to start the seventh inning and Sean White couldn’t stop the bleeding as Boston scored three to take a 6-3 lead. Jed Lowrie and Daniel Nava opened with hits, then were sacrificed ahead one base each on a bunt by Ryan Kalish.
White came on and Marco Scutaro lined a ball to center to score a pair of runs. J.D. Drew followed with a single to right, with Scutaro taking third. Victor Martinez then hit a sacrifice fly to deep left for the third run.
Scutaro had four RBI tonight. The M’s are on their way to a third straight loss and a 5-5 record on this trip.


5:45 p.m.: Seattle just tied it up 3-3 in the sixth inning, scoring a pair of runs on a single to right by Casey Kotchman against his former team. Ichiro and Chone Figgins led the inning off with singles to left and then — after a Russell Branyan strikeout — Franklin Gutierrez reached on an error when John Lackey failed to pick up his ground ball.
Gutierrez took third on Kotchman’s tying single, but then got nailed wandering too far off the bag as Adam Moore hit a hard grounder to third. Gutierrez was thrown out in an ensuing rundown and the inning died soon after. No, it wasn’t a contact play. Gutierrez didn’t seem to be sure of what he was doing on it. On to the seventh.
5:30 p.m.: Seattle trails 3-1 as we head to the sixth inning after Doug Fister failed to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth. A two-base error by left fielder Ryan Langerhans, who dropped a pop up down the left field line near the short retaining wall, then accidentally knocked the ball into the stands as he tried to scoop it up on the run, put runners at second and third.
Daniel Nava then walked to load the bases. But Fister got a big popout to shortstop by Ryan Kalish for out No. 2.
But alas, Marco Scutaro singled to right to bring home a pair, the second run scoring on a nice slide by Jed Lowrie. J.D. Drew then singled to center to bring home the third Boston run.
The Mariners took a lead thanks to some poor fielding by Boston in the third inning. With two on and two out, Chone Figgins sent a slow roller to second. The ball was booted by Lowrie on what was ruled an infield single and an error that allowed the run to score.
I’m sorry the updates have been sparse. Been having some technical difficulties.
4:05 p.m.: Rainy, cool day here in Boston and it’s still wet as we begin this game. Some lineup changes for the M’s tonight as Jose Lopez gets a night off and Matt Tuiasosopo moves over to third base.
Ryan Langerhans will start in left field, with Michael Saunders still bothered by that sore shoulder. Mariners manager Daren Brown said Saunders is not expected to start in any of the games here.
Chris Woodward, who got a double in a pinch-hit appearance yesterday in New York and will start at shortstop tonight, with Josh Wilson getting a night off.
The lineups:
MARINERS
RF Ichiro
2B Chone Figgins
DH Russell Branyan
CF Franklin Gutierrez
1B Casey Kotchman
C Adam Moore
LF Ryan Langerhans
3B Matt Tuiasosopo
SS Chris Woodward
RHP Doug Fister
RED SOX
SS Marco Scutaro
RF J.D. Drew
C Victor Martinez
DH David Ortiz
3B Adrian Beltre
1B Mike Lowell
2B Jed Lowrie
LF Daniel Nava
CF Ryan Kalish
RHP John Lackey

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