Jul 10, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava (29) slides into Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan (26) at second base to break up the double play during the 6th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

MLB: Boston Red Sox Need Extra Innings to Top Seattle Mariners


Daniel Nava was the hero for the Boston Red Sox today, breaking his mini-slump of being 0-for-5 at the plate by driving in the winning run in the top of the tenth inning to help his team beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7. Reliever and knuckleballer Steven Wright got the win in what was only his second ever appearance in the majors. Tom Wilhelmsen lost the game for the Mariners to drop to 0-3 on the season.

Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury started off the game with a solo home run in the first inning. He has now hit safely in 19 consecutive games, the longest hit streak currently going in the majors and the second-longest such streak of Ellsbury’s young career.

Despite the loss, the Mariners have a bit of a streak going, too. Thanks to a home run from Kyle Seager in the second inning, the Mariners now have a home run in 19 straight games, the longest such streak in the league since the Toronto Blue Jays hit homers in 19 straight back in 2010.

[Source: ESPN]

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