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  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt tags out Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales, left, at third base after Kyle Seager reached on an infield single in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt tags out Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales, left, at third base after Kyle Seager reached on an infield single in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Chris Taylor, right, fields the ball in front of Brad Miller on an infield single by Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Chris Taylor, right, fields the ball in front of Brad Miller on an infield single by Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma walks to the dugout after being taken out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma walks to the dugout after being taken out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson (16) is forced out at second base as Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base for the double play on Dustin Ackley in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson (16) is forced out at second base as Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base for the double play on Dustin Ackley in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison throws in to cover home plate on a pop foul by Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison throws in to cover home plate on a pop foul by Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks follows through on an RBI double in front of Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks follows through on an RBI double in front of Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino signs autographs before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino signs autographs before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano throws before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano throws before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Allen Webster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Allen Webster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits (47) talks with Hisashi Iwakuma, center, through an interpreter, foreground left, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits (47) talks with Hisashi Iwakuma, center, through an interpreter, foreground left, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma walks to the dug out after pitching in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma walks to the dug out after pitching in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Fans reach for a foul ball in the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Fans reach for a foul ball in the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez (55) and pitching coach Juan Nieves, center, talk with Allen Webster, left, in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez (55) and pitching coach Juan Nieves, center, talk with Allen Webster, left, in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz rounds second base on a double by Yoenis Cespedes in the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz rounds second base on a double by Yoenis Cespedes in the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes, right, stands on second base with a double next to Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes, right, stands on second base with a double next to Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Chris Taylor checks his throw with Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes on third base after fielding the infield single by Allen Craig in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Chris Taylor checks his throw with Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes on third base after fielding the infield single by Allen Craig in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma, right, leaves the mound as Kyle Seager (15) and teammates look on in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox  in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma, right, leaves the mound as Kyle Seager (15) and teammates look on in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Dominic Leone pitches in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Dominic Leone pitches in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Tommy Layne pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Tommy Layne pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley, right, scores on an a double by Brad Miller as Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez waits for the throw during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley, right, scores on an a double by Brad Miller as Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez waits for the throw during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, left, reacts after getting the final out with bases loaded to defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, heads off the field. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, left, reacts after getting the final out with bases loaded to defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, heads off the field. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, left, and Logan Morrison celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, left, and Logan Morrison celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, walks to first base with David Ortiz after Ortiz was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, walks to first base with David Ortiz after Ortiz was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley (13) celebrates after scoring on a double by Brad Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley (13) celebrates after scoring on a double by Brad Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts runs on a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts runs on a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, center, looks to the outfield after walking Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia (15) to load the bases during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, center, looks to the outfield after walking Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia (15) to load the bases during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney celebrates after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney celebrates after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) throws in front of Yoenis Cespedes after playing the ball off the left field wall on an RBI double by Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) throws in front of Yoenis Cespedes after playing the ball off the left field wall on an RBI double by Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez, right, scores in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, foreground center, on a single by Kyle Seager in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez, right, scores in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, foreground center, on a single by Kyle Seager in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt tags out Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales, left, at third base after Kyle Seager reached on an infield single in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt tags out Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales, left, at third base after Kyle Seager reached on an infield single in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt tags out Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales, left, at third base after Kyle Seager reached on an infield single in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Chris Taylor, right, fields the ball in front of Brad Miller on an infield single by Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma walks to the dugout after being taken out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson (16) is forced out at second base as Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base for the double play on Dustin Ackley in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison throws in to cover home plate on a pop foul by Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks follows through on an RBI double in front of Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino signs autographs before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano throws before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Allen Webster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits (47) talks with Hisashi Iwakuma, center, through an interpreter, foreground left, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma walks to the dug out after pitching in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Fans reach for a foul ball in the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez (55) and pitching coach Juan Nieves, center, talk with Allen Webster, left, in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz rounds second base on a double by Yoenis Cespedes in the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes, right, stands on second base with a double next to Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Chris Taylor checks his throw with Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes on third base after fielding the infield single by Allen Craig in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma, right, leaves the mound as Kyle Seager (15) and teammates look on in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox  in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Dominic Leone pitches in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Tommy Layne pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley, right, scores on an a double by Brad Miller as Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez waits for the throw during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, left, reacts after getting the final out with bases loaded to defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, heads off the field. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, left, and Logan Morrison celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, walks to first base with David Ortiz after Ortiz was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley (13) celebrates after scoring on a double by Brad Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts runs on a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney, center, looks to the outfield after walking Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia (15) to load the bases during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Fernando Rodney celebrates after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) throws in front of Yoenis Cespedes after playing the ball off the left field wall on an RBI double by Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa pitches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez, right, scores in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, foreground center, on a single by Kyle Seager in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt tags out Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales, left, at third base after Kyle Seager reached on an infield single in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON – Dustin Ackley sure loved facing Red Sox pitching.

Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston, 8-6, yesterday for the Red Sox’s eighth straight loss.

Ackley had a triple, double and single, finishing 13-for-25 in six games against Boston this season. The Mariners completed their first-ever sweep in a series of three or more games in Fenway Park.

“It’s a good place to hit, especially for a lefty,” he said. “You’ve got that wall over there. It’s a good spot to hit and we made the most of it today.”

Kyle Seager drove in two runs for Seattle in a game that lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes.

“Probably the best word I can probably think of is very draining,” Seattle Manager Lloyd McClendon said.

Boston stranded 15 runners and was 6-for-19 with runners in scoring position.

“We had a number of opportunities we created for ourselves once again,” Boston Manager John Farrell said. “For us to snap out where we are, this is going to come from us on the mound.”

Dominic Leone (7-2) worked 2.2 innings of hitless relief for the win. Fernando Rodney escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his 38th save and the Mariners’ pen held Boston to one run over 6.2 innings.

In Saturday’s victory, Seattle’s relievers gave up just two hits in 5.1 innings of scoreless work.

Will Middebrooks had a two-run double and drove in three runs for Boston, which is on its worst stretch since losing 10 straight in May.

Trailing 5-3, Seattle scored a run in the fourth and took the lead with two in the fifth against Allen Webster (3-2). Ackley tied it with his triple. He scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly.

Middlebrooks’s two-run double had given Boston a 5-3 lead in the third and chased starter Hisashi Iwakuma, who gave up five runs on six hits over 2.1 innings, his shortest start of the season.

Iwakuma entered with a 17.2 innings scoreless streak, but that ended four batters into the first.

Webster was tagged for six runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings.

“Overall I thought I had good command of my pitches,” he said. “I just left them over the middle of the plate.”

Both teams scored three runs in a first inning that lasted 42 minutes.

Tough inning

Boston C Christian Vazquez had two passed balls in the eighth.

Nice start

Since joining the Red Sox, Yoenis Cespedes has driven in 18 of Boston’s 79 runs (23 percent). He went 3-for-4 with an RBI yesterday.

Not easy

Rodney threw 34 pitches in the ninth, walking two, but struck out three, including Kelly Johnson with the bases loaded to end it. “I didn’t really have a message for him, I was just giving him a breather,” said McClendon, who made a trip to the mound.

Trainer’s room

Mariners: 2B Robinson Cano left the game in the bottom of the third with what team called “dizziness,” and he was to be evaluated by a doctor. He walked off the field slowly with McClendon. “Robbie had a little viral thing that Morrison had and hopefully he’ll be okay (Monday),” McClendon said after the game.

Red Sox: It was a tough two days for Boston DH David Ortiz. He was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday’s game early after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow. “I feel fine,” he said when he came into the clubhouse yesterday morning. He then fouled a ball off his right foot in his third plate appearance and was down for a bit before striking out swinging. He walked back to the dugout slowly, limping, and had to leave after his single off the base of the right-field wall in the sixth. The club said he had a bruised foot.

Farrell said Xander Bogaerts was placed on the seven-day concussion list.

Up next

RHP Clay Buchholz (5-8, 5.94) is slated to go for Boston when it faces Toronto LHP J.A. Happ (8-8, 4.39). The Red Sox begin a 10-game road trip tonight against the Blue Jays before heading to face Tampa Bay for four and the Yankees for three.

LHP Roenis Elias (9-10, 4.09 ERA) faces RHP Miles Mikolas (1-5, 7.48) of Texas as the Mariners open a six-game homestand tonight. After three games against the Rangers, Seattle faces Washington for three.

Roster moves

Boston sent RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket before the game and recalled RHP Heath Hembree. Workman (1-8) lost his seventh straight start Saturday.

With Bogaerts going the DL, Boston called up INF Carlos Rivero from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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