Major League Baseball
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Boston 6, Seattle 1
When: 7:10 PM ET, Monday, May 14, 2012
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Temperature: 57°
Umpires: Home - Tim Timmons, 1B - Jeff Kellogg, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Marty Foster
Attendance: 37334

Red Sox 6, Mariners 1: Jon Lester earned the complete-game victory and Daniel Nava belted a two-run homer as host Boston won its fourth straight game.

Lester (2-3) allowed eight hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter for his second complete game of the season. Lester has allowed only five runs in his last four starts.

Back-to-back doubles by David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez, after a walk by Dustin Pedroia, gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Nava hit a two-run blast after a Cody Ross single in the fourth. It was Nava’s first homer since his first career at-bat on June 12, 2010.

One out later, Kelly Shoppach hit his first homer in a Red Sox uniform for a 5-0 lead.

Ross and Shoppach each had two hits.

Jesus Montero and Justin Smoak singled to open the seventh for Seattle, but Kyle Seager lined into a double play and Mike Saunders popped out to short to end the threat.

Mariners starter Jason Vargas (4-3) allowed seven hits and five runs over six innings. Vargas had gone 3-1 and allowed only nine runs over his previous five starts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lester reached the 1,000-inning plateau after getting the first out of the game. He is the 41st Red Sox pitcher to reach the milestone. … Seattle's Dustin Ackley singled to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. … Pedroia’s 14-game hitting streak ended. … Seattle is 1-3 to start a 10-game road trip. … The Red Sox have won six of the last eight against the Mariners.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Boston
Jason Vargas Player Jon Lester
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 9.0
3 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 8
7.50 ERA 1.00
Hitting
Seattle   Boston
Justin Smoak Player Kelly Shoppach
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 8 0 9 .235 13 6 1 0 0 0
Boston 9 2 18 .290 8 4 6 4 0 0