Red Sox send Mariners to 14th straight loss
Saturday, July 23, 2011
BOSTON (AP) -- Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh and the Boston Red Sox beat Seattle 3-1 on Saturday night, sending the Mariners to their club record-tying 14th consecutive loss.
Terry Francona earned his 1,000th win as a major league manager, the 57th to reach that milestone, and the eighth still active. Boston moved a season-high three games ahead of the New York Yankees for the lead in the AL East.
Meanwhile, the Mariners tied the 1992 team's mark after loading the bases against Daniel Bard, but the reliever got out of the jam.
Beckett (9-3) gave up seven hits, and the only run he allowed came on a homer by Mike Carp. Blake Beavan (1-2) took the loss.