The Red Sox and Mariners are underway in Safeco field. We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Seattle.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, Mid 10th -- As the clock back out east approaches 2 AM, it's no surprise that the Sox are slowing down offensively. 1-2-3 goes the bottom of the Red Sox lineup, with strikeouts to Ryan Kalish and Mike Aviles putting an exclamation mark on the frame for Shawn Kelley.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, End 10th -- The Sox and Mariners keep trading scoreless innings, with the Sox again threatening and the Mariners not really responding. A quick 1-2-3 frame for Alfedo Aceves leaves him with just 14 pitches on his arm and the two teams facing another inning
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, Mid 10th -- And another wasted chance. This time the singles come before any outs, but the Sox can barely even move the runners along, with a strikeout and two groundouts finishing the frame before either runner could score.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, End 9th -- And we're headed to extra innings! Though Vicente Padilla gives up a one-out walk, Alfredo Aceves comes in to record the double play and end the ninth in a hurry.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, Mid 9th -- The Sox let yet another scoring opportunity go to waste. Despite putting two men on with just the one out, the Sox have Mike Aviles strike out and Daniel Nava hit a fly ball which Chone Figgins made the play on for the out.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, End 8th -- Andrew Miller grabs another two outs before letting up a two-out single. Vicente Padilla does Miller's job from the inning before, striking out Miguel Olivo to send the game into the ninth.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, Mid 8th -- A two-out hit is wasted by the very man who produced it, as Adrian Gonzalez runs into the out as second to end a possible rally before it so much as started.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, End 7th -- Mark Melancon allows a pair of hits in between a couple of outs, but Andrew Miller comes in to close the door by getting lefty Kyle Seager swinging.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 2, Mid 7th -- Or the Sox could grab the same pair in the very next inning. Three leadoff singles from the Red Sox from Adrian Gonzalez, Will Middlebrooks, and Cody Ross loads the bases against Brandon League. While Boston doesn't manage to fully capitalize on their opportunity, a ground out a passed ball bring two in to tie the game.
Mariners 2, Red Sox 0, End 6th -- The scoring finally breaks open in the sixth, as the bases are loaded against Josh Beckett thanks to a one-out single, walk, and a pop-up behind third that Mike Aviles loses and Daniel Nava can't make a play on, allowing it to drop just barely in fair territory. It is again John Jaso, however, who deals the real hammer blow with a double to the wall in right. A couple of ground balls gets him out of the inning, but with the low-scoring nature of the game, the two runs are a lot.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, Mid 6th -- Lucas Luetge enters the game for Furbush and gets a strikeout and two groundouts to keep the Sox down yet again.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, End 5th -- The no-hitter comes to an end for Josh Beckett when Miguel Olivo shoots a line drive into left field. With Chone Figgins going down behind him, however, the Mariners remain scoreless.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, Mid 5th -- Another Sox RISP goes by the wayside when, after a leadoff walk from Cody Ross, the 8-9-1 hitters go down 1-2-3, with Daniel Nava hitting a line drive right to the shortstop for the final out. It's been a game of hard-luck outs for both sides at this point, with a legitimate rally not particularly far away.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, End 4th -- More hard contact against Josh Beckett, but still no damage, as Ryan Kalish ranges back nicely to grab a long fly ball and Adrian Gonzalez fields a line drive smoothly to keep the Mariners off the base paths yet again.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, Mid 4th -- The Sox get another couple of baserunners with hits from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Adrian Gonzalez, but Will Middlebrooks strikes out to end the threat and keep the game scoreless.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, End 3rd -- The first two outs are easy for Josh Beckett, with a strikeout of Chone Figgins and a ground out from Munenori Kawasaki. The final out, however, requires Cody Ross to go to extraordinary lengths, making a leaping grab and smacking into the wall to rob Ichiro Suzuki of extra bases.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, Mid 3rd -- Erasmo Ramirez makes an early surprise exit, suffering some sort of injury in the process of fielding a comebacker from Ryan Kalish. Charlie Furbush enters in his place with two down, gives up the first hit of the night to the Red Sox--a line drive to left field by Mike Aviles. Daniel Nava is caught watching a pitch too close to take with two strikes, however, and the Mariners are out of the inning.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, End 2nd -- Josh Beckett allows the first baserunner of the game on a walk, but strikes out John Jaso with a high fastball and earns a couple of ground balls to end the threat. Once again things are moving quickly in Safeco, if perhaps not at the ridiculous speed maintained by Cook and Noesi on Friday.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, Mid 2nd -- Erasmo Ramirez' momentum carries over cleanly into the second, albeit with some luck this time as Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a hard line drive to first before a couple of lazy fly balls end the inning.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, End 1st -- Josh Beckett has a bit of a mixed bag in the first. While the Mariners go down 1-2-3, and Casper Wells is the victim of Beckett's first strikeout of the night, both Ichiro Suzuki and Kyle Seager hit some worryingly loud fly balls.
Red Sox 0, Mariners 0, Mid 1st -- A loud leadoff line drive out to right field for Daniel Nava gives the impression that runs may be forthcoming, but Erasmo Ramirez quickly extinguishes any hopes of that by striking out Dustin Pedroia swinging at a high-and-inside fastball, and then gets Ortiz to chase a changeup for his second K of the night.