Ryan Lavarnway hit a solo shot to left field in the top of the sixth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox past the Seattle Mariners 4-3 last night at Safeco Field. The Red Sox bullpen held the Mariners scoreless on just one hit in the remaining four innings. The victory helped Boston snap their recent seven-game losing streak.
“It feels good to shake hands. It’s been a while. It seems like a really long time,” said Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross. “There’s a lot at stake right now. Even though we’re not in the hunt, there’s jobs at stake; guys have to stay hungry and go out and battle and win a spot for next year, whether you’re a young kid or a free agent or whatever.”
Jon Lester allowed three runs on a scattered nine hits through six innings of work. The Sox will next take on the Mariners once more tonight before heading back east to host the Toronto Blue Jays for three games over the weekend. Boston Red Sox tickets are now available!