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June 23, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Game thread: Red Sox at Mariners — June 23, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Jeff Kellogg (8), 1B Dan Bellino (2), 2B D.J. Reyburn (70), 3B Pat Hoberg (XXX)
  • Mariners’ official game notes06.23.14 Game Notes
  • Red Sox official game notes6-23 Red Sox game notes
  • Daily MLB statpack06.23.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE


  • 1979 – Willie Horton connected on his 8th career grand slam as the Mariners snapped the Milwaukee Brewers 6-game winning streak, 8-3, at the Kingdome.
  • 1993 – Jay Buhner becomes the first player in Mariners history to hit for the cycle. He slugs a grand slam in the 1st, a double in the 3rd, a single in the 5th and a triple in the 14th. He scored the winning run in the 14th to beat Oakland in the Kingdome.
  • 2002 – Mike Cameron and Jeff Cirillo both hit their 100th career home runs in a 10-5 win over Houston at Minute Maid Park.
  • 2008 – Felix Hernandez hits a grand slam off Johan Santana…first grand slam by an AL pitcher in Interleague history and first HR by a Mariners pitcher.
  • 2009 – Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 5,000th home run in team history.  Of those, 1,892 were hit in the Kingdome, 735 at Safeco Field and 2,373 on the road.
  • 2010 – Mariners beat the Cubs 8-1 to record 6th consecutive game holding opponents to 1 or fewer runs. That tied a club record set in 2001 and only 14th time in ML history dating back to 1920. Cliff Lee broke Jamie Moyer’s club record of 28.1 consecutive innings by pitching a complete game.
  • 2013 – Kendrys Morales hit a pinch-hit 3-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to send the Mariners to a 6-3 win over the Oakland A’s. It was the second walk-off pinch-hit HR in club history, and first since Ken Phelps in 1986. Raul Ibañez hit a pair of home runs, becoming the 2nd-oldest players in Mariners history to record a multi-HR game (41 years, 21 days).


 First inning

The Red Sox grab a 1-0 lead off of Felix Hernandez. Brad Miller made a mistake in trying to make an impossible play on Dustin Pedroia’s ground ball up the middle, leading to an error that allowed Pedroia to go to first. David Ortiz singled into the shift to score Pedroia. Mike Napoli followed with a double, but Ortiz couldn’t score from first. Felix got Daniel Nava to line out to end the inning.

Endy Chavez led off with a single. But James Jones hit into a 4-6-3 double play. Robinson Cano grounded out to end the inning.

Red Sox 1, Mariners 0

Second inning

Felix comes back with a 1-2-3 inning.

The Mariners tie the game as Logan Morrison crushes a grooved pitch from John Lackey very deep into the right field seats.

Mariners 1, Red Sox 1

Third inning

Felix with another 1-2-3 inning

Lackey with a 1-2-3 inning.

Mariners 1, Red Sox 1

Fourth inning

For the first time in 11 games, Felix Hernandez allows a home run. Dustin Ackley made a nice leaping catch on David Ortiz’s flyball to the wall (a likely double). But Ackley couldn’t leap up and rob Mike Napoli’s solo homer.

The Mariners answered. Cano doubled down the left field line and Kyle Seager followed with a single to right field to tie it at 2-2. John Lackey went into straight meltdown in a parade of bad body language, poor pitch location and f-bombs. He gave up a single to LoMo where he yelled at Pedroia and Drew for not catching it. He walked Zunino and then lost a 13-pitch marathon to Ackley with base loaded. Ackley hit  a hard ground ball to first, but Lackey didn’t cover first base so there was no double play allowing a run to score. He then walked Miller, gave up a single to Bloomquist and a bases clearing triple to Endy Chavez to make it 7-2. He was lifted for Chris Capuano after that.

Mariners 7, Red Sox 2.

Fifth inning

Felix works a 1-2-3 after the long rest.

The Mariners add another run. Seager doubled off the wall in right, and later scored on Logan Morrison’s third hit of the night.

Mariners 8, Red Sox 2

Sixth inning

Felix gives up a hit to Pedroia, but comes back to end the inning.

M’s also go down 1-2-3

Mariners 8, Red Sox 2

Seventh inning

It’s a full on rout now. Seager drove in a run and LoMo blasted his second homer of the game. It’s now 12-2 and I have to get to writing



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