Red Sox Close Out Victory 6-4 Over Mariners In Series Opener
SEATTLE, Wash (AP)- Rookie Josh Reddick continued adding to his status in Boston with a two-run homer off the cafe windows in the second deck of right field and the Red Sox rallied for a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Reddick's 10th-inning, game-winning single against the New York Yankees last Sunday gave the Red Sox the lead in the AL East ahead of their rivals, and his homer on Friday extended the lead to two games.
The Yankees lost to Tampa Bay earlier Friday night.
Reddick's sixth homer was the cap to a three-homer night by the Red Sox off Seattle starter Blake Beavan (3-3).
David Ortiz and Jed Lowrie also homered for Boston.
Seattle knocked around Boston starter John Lackey for 10 hits, but Lackey (11-8) still managed to pick up his seventh straight victory.