Red Sox Have 7th Inning Comeback Against Mariners, Win 8-4

Thomas H.Correspondent IJuly 6, 2009

BOSTON - JULY 05:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on July 5, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Imagine how good this must feel. For two straight games the Seattle Mariners have had comebacks against the Red Sox, both hurt saying how the Yankees were doing so well.

Then, you get payback. Beating the Mariners yesterday in a comeback must have felt great, but how did it happen?

Jon Lester, the trusted young lefty took the mound against Brandon Marrow, the pitcher is suppose to be a star one day. He isn’t yet though, going 0-3 with a ERA over 5.00.

So the Boston Red Sox got to work fast, in the bottom of the 1st inning, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz both hit solo home runs, nine pitches away from eachother.

Jon Lester was looking very good, he was on a recent strikeout tear the last games and continued that, ending the night with nine strikeouts.

The 4th inning was ugly for Jon though, as with two outs he had let the bases get loaded, partly thanks to Pedroia dropping a throw to second base that didn’t get the out.

Ronny Cedeno came up, and hit a slider to right field and just passing by a diving catch, rolling in the corner so that all three runs scored and he got to third.

The score was now 3-2 in the Mariners, a surpising turn in a quick time.

In the 5th inning, Jose Lopez opened up the game as he scored on a sacrifice fly, and the Mariners now had a 4-2 lead.

Ellsbury had a solo homer, but the team was still in a deficit of 4-3.

Thats all Lester gave though, he would end up making through 6.2 innings, and if he had kept going he could have gotten the win.

Thats due to what happened in the bottom of the 7th inning, when the Sox let the comeback begin.

With one out, J.D Drew walked and Pedroia singled. They were followed by Youkilis flying out, but Ortiz was already having a good day and coming up to bat.

Ortiz singled, and J.D came home as the Sox tied it up at 4-4. They weren’t even close to done though.

Mark Lowe came in, but he couldn’t come close to the strike zone. He walked two straight hitters, with Ellsbury’s walk bringing in a run. They had taken a 5-4 lead.

Mark Kotsay took the shaky pitcher by storm with a two-RBI single to bring the lead to 7-4. With a passed ball Jacoby Ellsbury scored, and with that the Sox had taken a four run lead on a nice comeback.

Masterson and Okajima let no one on, and Masterson even struck out three. They closed the game out, and the Boston Red Sox beat the last game of the series, 8-4.

The Yankees came back and beat the Blue Jays, so the Sox still have a 1 game lead. Meanwhile, the Oakland Athletics come into Boston slowing down, going 3-7 in the last ten games.

After this kind of win, its just another great day to be a Red Sox fan.