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Quotes, notes and stars from Red Sox' 3-2 win over the Mariners


Quotes, notes and stars from Red Sox' 3-2 win over the Mariners

SEATTLE -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Boston Red Sox' 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners:


* "The four outs might have been the sharpest he's been all year – just powerful stuff and (he threw his) curveball for strikes.'' John Farrell on Craig Kimbrel's outing.

* "I really didn't feel that nervous; I just wanted to make sure he wasn't going to (steal home).'' Winning pitcher Brad Ziegler, on pinch-runner Luis Sardinas, who took about a 40-foot lead off third with the Red Sox shifted around and no one playing near the third-base bag.

* "A homer in the first at-bat kind of helps relax you for the rest of the game. I felt like it was going to be a good night after that.'' Travis Shaw.


* The six walks - one intentional -- were a career high for Drew Pomeranz.

* Boston won the season series between the two clubs, 4-3.

* Mookie Betts (double, single) had his 47th multi-hit game, the most in the majors.

* The Sox are now 6-3 in extra-innings, including 4-1 on the road.

* This was the fifth game in the last eight that was decided in the winning team's last at-bat.

* Travis Shaw's homer was his third in nine career games against the Mariners.

* The homer for Shaw was his fourth off a lefthander this season.

* Boston's bullpen turned in five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits.

* The Sox used 17 players in the win.


1) Travis Shaw
Shaw has lost playing time of late to Aaron Hill, but with Hanley Ramirez sidelined, he's got a start at first and made the most of it with a solo homer, a single and two runs scored - including the winning run in the bottom of the 11th.

2) Craig Kimbrel

Kimbrel came in with two outs in the ninth and pitched through the end of the 10th, retiring all four hitters he faced -- three by strikeout. The four hitters were the 3-4-5-6 hitters in the Seattle lineup.

3) Brock Holt

Holt entered the game in the seventh, then provided the game-winning hit in the top of the 11th.

The Baseball Show Podcast: Should we be confident in the Red Sox rotation?

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The Baseball Show Podcast: Should we be confident in the Red Sox rotation?

0:21 - With less than two week before the beginning of the 2018 season, the Red Sox don’t have all of the answers for their rotation. Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich project their Opening Day rotation and discuss the lack of depth in it.

4:39 - Will Boston’s version of the ‘Killer B’s’ return in full force this season? Lou and Evan analyze the performances of Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi.

10:07 - Buy or sell? John Farrell will find another managerial position this season; J.D. Martinez will have a better season than Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton; Dave Dombrowski has put the best possible team out there for 2018.