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.