Boston scores 11 for the second game in a row as Aaron Harang is ripped for seven runs through five-plus. The Mariners fell behind 9-0 after six.
RED SOX NINTH: They add two more off a shaky Tom Wilhelmsen.11-4
MARINERS EIGHTH: Brandon Workman’s major-league debut was an ordeal. Greeted with a homer by Brendan Ryan, he went on to give up three doubles as Seattle scored three total, cutting Bostons lead to 9-4.
MARINERS SEVENTH: M’s finally score on a two-out single by Henry Blanco to bring in Bay, who led off with a double. Crowd lets out a mock cheer. 9-1 Red Sox
RED SOX SEVENTH: Capps gets out of bases-loaded, one-out situation by striking out Mike Carp and getting Bradley to ground out. But still 9-0 Red Sox.
RED SOX SIXTH: The Red Sox knocked out Harang and went on to score four runs in the inning — just two earned thanks to a Brad Miller error on a poor toss to Franklin on a potential double-play ball. It’s 8-0 Red Sox.
MARINERS FIFTH: Mariners can’t do anything with one-out double by Saunders. Miller walked with two outs but Franklin struck out for the second time. Doubront has blanked the Mariners on three hits. 5-0 Red Sox
RED SOX FIFTH: Harang’s first three-up, three-down inning.
RED SOX FOURTH: Haranga has given up a homer, two doubles, three singles, three walks and hit a batter. Otherwise, he’s sailing. 5-0 Red Sox.
MARINERS THIRD: A two-out broken-bat single by Brad Miller is followed by a force out, so M’s trail 4-0 after three. They’ve been limited to two singles by lefty Felix Doubront.
RED SOX THIRD: David Ortiz is having a great season and a great night. He destroyed a two-run homer to right — the 420th of his career, No. 48 all-time, and the Red Sox extended their lead to 4-0. Harang then gave up a walk and single but got out of the innings. He’s not sharp, however, to say the least.
RED SOX SECOND: The Red Sox loaded the bases with no outs, then got two runs home on sac flies. The rally started on an opposite-field double by David Ortiz, his 1,689th hit as a DH, passing Harold Baines for the most by any DH. Edgar Martinez is third at 1,607. 2-0 Red Sox
MARINERS FIRST: Felix Doubrant breezed, striking out Franklin and Ibanez.
RED SOX FIRST: Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a leadoff single but was erased on a 6-4-3 double play. Pedroia grounded out to end the inning. 0-0
Stephen Pryor threw 25 pitches in his simulated game today, and the team plans to have him do it again on Saturday. Pryor has been out a lat tear since mid-April.
“It was good,” manager Eric Wedge said. “Carl (pitching coach Carl Willis) was very pleased with it. It was a good work day, he feels good and we’ll do another on Saturday.”
Michael Morse, Franklin Gutierrez and Dustin Ackley were the hitters. Morse, on the DL with a quad injury, did some light running on the bases afterward. The Mariners had hoped to send Morse out on a rehab assignment tomorrow, but that appears to be on hold.
“He’s better; he’s just not there yet,” Wedge said. “Neither him or Gutierrez are there yet, so we’ll let them keep working the next couple days and we’ll probably have them work in the sim game again on Saturday and go from there.”
Talking about the recent struggles of Hisasahi Iwakuma, Wedge said, “It’s the long ball. When he’s missed, the ball just hasn’t come back. He’s one of the better pitchers in the game with regard to executing pitches, but he’s just had moments here the last 3-4 starts where when he’s missed, they’ve been bad misses, and guys have squared him up pretty good. But I have faith in him to go from here. He’s a great competitor and knows himself well. He’s been a quick study here in regard to making the transition to the States. He’ll fix it.”