SEATTLE -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 2-1 win over Seattle.
* "It gives us a big boost. I feel like you've got to play 27 outs to beat us. I think we're starting to see that more and more now. We're grinding through at-bats the whole game and not giving up.'' Mookie Betts on a second-straight last at-bat win.
* "The knee really wasn't anything I was thinking about; I was thinking about getting outs and it worked out.'' Craig Kimbrel on returning to action with a save after being activated earlier in the day from the DL.
* "I feel it was the best start this year. Everythng that I threw...the slider was right where I wanted, the heater, the changeup when I needed.'' Eduardo Rodriguez.
* Dustin Pedroia's streak of reaching base ended at 34 games. It had been the longest active streak in the majors.
* Xander Bogaerts had his 13-game hitting streak snapped.
* Over the last 10 road games, the Red Sox have a 2.61 ERA.
* In those 10 games, the bullpen has allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings for an 0.83 ERA.
* For the second game in a row, the Red Sox won a game in their final at-bat.
* The Sox have homered in 21 of their last 23 games.
* Aaron Hill's homer was his first as a member of the Red Sox.
* Mookie Betts has the most extra-base hits (56) of any leadoff hitter in the big leagues.
1) Eduardo Rodriguez
Rodriguez didn't get the win, but he set it up with six one-hit, shutout innings before allowing a solo run in the seventh.
2) Mookie Betts
For the second day in a row, the Sox won a game with a ninth-inning homer. Betts delivered the tie-breaking blow Monday.
3) Robbie Ross Jr.
Ross entered the game with runners at second and third in the seventh, then made things worse by hitting Kyle Seager to load the bases. But he then fanned the next two hitters to leave the bases full.