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Red Sox top Mariners in 13 innings, 8-6

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 22, 2010 10:12 PM

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Game over: Red Sox 8, Mariners 6 (13 innings)

Ramirez retired the Mariners in order. What a nutty game. Eric Patterson and Hideki Okajima are the unlikely heroes.

Back with more later. Oh, and thanks for all the comments.

Top of the 13th: Red Sox 8, Mariners 6

So close. After Youkilis singled, Beltre hit a blast to left that missed going out by a foot. But it was foul and he popped to third. Drew then flied to right. Cameron walked and Eric Patterson smacked a two-run double to the gap in left.

He's got my vote for the Hall of Fame. Ramon Ramirez coming in to try and close it out. He will face Smoak, Langerhans and Johnson

Top of the 13th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Nope. Bradley pops to Beltre.

Meanwhile I'm calling it right now. Beltre goes deep against his old team.

Bottom of the 12th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Lopez fouls out to Youkilis. Now it's up to Bradley. Crazy game ended by a crazy man?

Bottom of the 12th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Figgins got the bunt down and Beltre made a nice play to get him at first. Now Gutierrez has been intentionally walked to load the bases for Lopez with one out. He's 1 for 5 against Okajima in his career.

Bottom of the 12th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Wilson dunked a single into center to start the inning. Ichiro tried to bunt and took a strike Then he fouled off two two-strike pitches before hitting a rocket down the line at third. Adrian Beltre somehow got a glove on it but his throw was late.

Runners at first and second for Figgins with no outs. Nobody warming up. It's up to Okajima.

Middle of the 12th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Olson retired the Sox in order. Seattle pitching has set down 13 in a row. Now Okajima will face Wilson, Ichiro and Figgins.

Top of the 12th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

I take it all back Hideki.

Okajima retired the side in order. Now the Sox have the top of the order up against Seattle lefty Garret Olson.

Middle of the 11th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Aardsma handled the Sox easily, retiring the side in order. Cameron and pinch hitter Eric patterson struck out before pinch hitter Jed Lowrie flied deep to right. Seattle pitchers have set down the last 10 Sox hitters in a row.

Patterson goes to second and Dusty Brown will catch. Okajima in to pitch. This game will be over soon.

Top of the 11th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Bard sets down the Mariners in order, throwing 11 pitches. Red Sox need a run now so Bard can close it out. If they get deeper in the bullpen, it's trouble.

Bard has not allowed a run in his last 13.2 innings by the way. David Aardsma in for the Mariners.

Middle of the 10th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Wright sets the Sox down in order. Daniel Bard in now.

Win or lose, this game is a mess. Lackey gives them eight great innings, setting up the bullpen for the rest of the series. But Delcarmen's meltdown forced Papelbon into the game and now Bard. Now you need to hope Beckett can give them them some length tomorrow night in his first game off the DL.

Awful job. Just awful.

Meanwhile John Lackey, who does not handle the mistakes of teammates very well, must be furious. Can't blame the guy.

Top of the 10th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

Figgins struck out to end the inning. On to extra innings. The Red Sox, of course, are a hideous 3-8 in extras.

Bottom of the 9th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 6

What a disaster. Wilson hit a grounder to shortstop. The Sox got the out at second but Hall's throw to Youkilis went wild and two runs scored. Now Ichiro will be walked intentionally. Figgins up with runners at first and second and two outs.

The Red Sox should be ashamed of themselves.

Bottom of the 9th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 4

Bard walked to load the bases for Jack Wilson. Papelbon is not sharp at all and here comes John Farrell to talk to him.

Bottom of the 9th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 4

Papelbon struck out an overmatched Smoak But Casey Kotchman doubled in a run. Now Bard (the guy who broke up the no-hitter) is up with one out and runners on second and third. Another single like he had in the eighth inning and this game is tied.

What a disaster this would be.

Bottom of the 9th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 3

Delcarmen could not get an out in a 6-1 game. Figgins singled to center. Gutierrez then homered to left. John Farrell came to the mound then Delcarmen walked Lopez on four pitches. Bradley followed with a grounder up the middle that Scutaro booted.

So now Papelbon is in to face Smoak with the tying in at the plate and no outs. Papelbon probably couldn't have imagined being in this game 10 minutes ago.

Hang on tight, folks.

Middle of the 9th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 1

Sox went in order. Lackey is done and Delcarmen is in.

Top of the 9th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 1

Lackey allowed another single on a bad-hop grounder to second that scooted past Bill Hall. But he got Ichiro to fly to left to end the inning.

Manny Delcarmen warming up, so that looks like it for Lackey. His line: 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. He has thrown 116 pitches.

Bottom of the 8th: No-hitter over

Lackey got two outs before Josh Bard (a .180 hitter) dropped a clean single into right field.

Middle of the 8th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 1

Sox loaded the bases with one out but Kevin Cash grounded into a double play. Long inning for Lackey to have to sit through as the Mariners changed pitchers.

Lackey will face Smoak, Kotchman and Bard.

Top of the 8th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 1

Six outs away for Lackey. Gutierrez, Lopez and Bradley all hit fly balls to left field. If it gets that far, Lackey would have to face Ichiro again in the ninth inning. He is at 103 pitches. Season-high is 124, however.

Middle of the 7th: Red Sox 6, Mariners 1

Scutaro belted a solo homer to left off Brian Sweeney has given Lackey plenty of cushion. Now can he get nine more outs?

Top of the 7th: Red Sox 5, Mariners 1

Now this is getting interesting as Lackey worked another perfect inning, striking out the side. He is nine outs away from a no-hitter. The big righty has thrown 92 pitches, however.

Middle of the 6th: Red Sox 5, Mariners 1

Youkilis singled to start the inning. Beltre then grounded into a force. Drew hammered the next pitch deep to right, so deep that Ichiro took one step and just watched it go. That's No. 12 for J.D., only the second off a lefty this season.

Top of the 6th: Red Sox 3, Mariners 1

Another 1-2-3 inning for Lackey, who has retired eight in a row. His line so far:

5 iP
0 H
1 R
0 ER
1 BB
3 K

Middle of the 5th: Red Sox 3, Mariners 1

Cash singled with one out before McDonald drew a walk with two gone. But Ortiz grounded out to end the inning.

Top of the 5th: Red Sox 3, Mariners 1

Lackey had a 1-2-3 fourth inning. The Mariners have reached on an error and a walk, that's it.

Rehab update from Pawtucket

Mike Lowell was 1 for 5 as the DH for the PawSox. His single in the 10th helped move Daniel Nava to third and Lars Anderson had a walk-off single for a 5-4 win. Nava was 2 for 3 with a three-run homer in his first game back with Pawtucket.

Ryan Kalish, the subject of tomorrow's minor league notebook, was 2 for 4 and is up to .318

Middle of the 4th: Red Sox 3, Mariners 1

The Sox went in order. ... Just went down to the main concourse to say hello to a friend and grab some dinner. Lots of Red Sox fans here and the souvenir stands are selling all sorts of Sox merchandise, including red Pedroia t-shirts. No fools are the Mariners.

Top of the 4th: Red Sox 3, Mariners 1

Lackey hit Wilson to start the inning. But when Ichiro lined a ball back up the middle, Lackey speared it and started a double play. He then struck out his old Angels teammate Chone Figgins. First time those two have faced each other.

Middle of the 3rd: Red Sox 3, Mariners 1

Here's how the inning went: Cameron (who was loudly cheered by the fans here) doubled before Hall homered. Scutaro singled with one out, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Ortiz's two-out single to right.

Top of the 3rd: Red Sox 2, Mariners 1

Bill Hall, who played for Seattle last season, just belted a two-run homer to left field.

Top of the 3rd: Mariners 1, Red Sox 0

Bradley walked, stole second, took third on a ground out and scored on a passed ball, the fifth charged to Cash already in his short tenure.

Middle of the 2nd: Red Sox 0, Mariners 0

Youkilis singled before Beltre grounded into a double play. Drew then flied to right.

Top of the 2nd: Red Sox 0, Mariners 0

Lackey worked out a two-out error by Hall, who let a grounder roll under his glove.

Middle of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Mariners 0

Smith had a 1-2-3 first inning thanks to a fantastic catch against the wall in right field by Ichiro on Ortiz. He scaled the wall like Spiderman and pulled back a home run. Papi stood next to second base with his hands on his hips staring at Ichiro.

Man, that guy is a tremendous player.

Top of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Mariners 0

It's 10:12 p.m. and we're underway in Seattle. Beautiful night for baseball as the Red Sox have Ryan Rowland-Smith and his 6.18 ERA. Hope you enjoy the game and, please, feel free to leave your comments.

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