Boston Red Sox
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
Stephen Drew singled in the winning run in the 15th to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Mariners and back into first place in the AL East in a game that ended early Thursday morning.
Daniel Nava hit a two-out single in the top of the 10th inning to score pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr., and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for the second time in a four-game series to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 in 10 innings on Thursday.
Ortiz added the latest milestone to his career against Seattle on Wednesday night. Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat off Seattle starter Aaron Harang to become baseball’s all-time leader in hits as a designated hitter, then added a two-run homer an inning later in Boston’s 11-4 victory over the Mariners.
Hisashi Iwakuma gave up six runs in just three innings, then watched as the Boston Red Sox got homers from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Shane Victorino to rally for an 11-8 win over the Mariners that snapped a three-game skid.
The Mariners and Red Sox are expected to finalize the deal that sent Mike Carp to Boston last month.
Will Middlebrooks has evolved from the glove-only third baseman he once was into a much more well-rounded player who presents a legitimate threat at the plate.
The Boston Red Sox have acquired Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash.
The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox look like two teams headed in opposite directions. Kevin Millwood pitched six stingy innings to win for the first time in 5½ weeks and Seattle beat the staggering Red Sox 2-1 Wednesday night, handing Boston its eighth defeat in nine games.
Cody Ross hit a tying three-run homer, Ryan Lavarnway connected two batters later and the Boston Red Sox snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.