Boston 6, Seattle 1
When: 7:10 PM ET, Monday, May 14, 2012
Red Sox 6, Mariners 1:
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Tim Timmons, 1B -
Jeff Kellogg, 2B -
Eric Cooper, 3B -
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.
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