FINAL SCORE: Mariners 3, Red Sox 2
The Red Sox made the Mariners look like the 2001 versions of themselves this weekend. 116 wins for this team? Sure! I mean, they just seemed to handle the Sox pretty well these last three dyas.
The Red Sox capped by the roadtrip by losing 3-2 to the Mariners on Sunday, thanks to a walkoff hit in the bottom of the 9th inning by Franklin Gutierrez. It scored Ronny Cedeno, who only reached base because of a throwing error by Mr. Nick Green. There was two outs in the inning. It was Green's eighth error of the season.
The real story was the Sox offense: they left 21 men on base. Twenty-one. The top four in the lineup combined for 16 themselves. J.D. Drew gave the Red Sox at least some offense. He hit a solo home run and scored on a Jason Varitek sacrifice fly.
Justin Masterson did a decent job on the hill. He went 6.1 innings, allowed nine hits, two runs, no walks and struck out six. Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima and Ramon Ramirez combined for two hits, one run (zero earned), one walk and three strikeouts.
The Red Sox went 2-4 on this West Coast trip, but thankfully this is their last West Coast trip of the regular season. That's right! No more flying out to play Oakland, Seattle and LAAAAA. This will be huge for the Red Sox down the road.
Sox are off Monday. Toronto is in town starting Tuesday.