July 11: Red Sox 8, Mariners 7 (F/10)
After taking an early lead, falling behind, coming back, falling behind by more, then tying the game in the next inning, Red Sox fans must have felt they were watching a back and forth tennis match between their ballclub and the Seattle Mariners on July 11. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a home run, but the Mariners scored five runs over the second and third innings to take a 5-1 lead.
The Red Sox scored three times to make it 5-4 in the top of the fourth, but the Mariners answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to up their lead to 7-4. The Red Sox never gave up though, scoring another three runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game 7-7.
The game remained tied into extra innings, when some small ball by Boston turned the tide in the contest. Ryan Lavarnway led off the top of the tenth with a walk and was pinch-run for by Jackie Bradley Jr. Brock Holt then sacrificed Bradley to second base, and, following a Jose Iglesias strikeout and walk to Jacoby Ellsbury, Bradley scored the eighth Boston run on a Daniel Nava single to centerfield. Koji Uehara came in for the bottom of the inning and shut down the Mariners in order to win the game.