Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/9/13
Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer It would have been a good idea to go to sleep early, as the Red Sox West Coast trip continued to head South. The team gave up 15 hits and 11 runs in a blowout loss in the first game of the series against the Mariners. Here are the 3 stars of the game: Star 3: Justin Smoak Smoak went 3-4 for the Mariners with 2 RBI's and 2 runs cored. He hit 2 doubles, bringing his total to 11 on the year and increased his season RBI total to 17. He started to scoring for the Mariners with a double in the 4th from which the team never looked back. Star 2: Felix Hernandez Hernandez got the lead in the 4th inning and he never looked back, going 7 innings and increasing his record to 9-4 on the season. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in his 7 innings of work. He struck out 6 and walked 2. Star 1: Michael Saunders Saunders went 2-4 with 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored. His 3 RBI night brought his total to 20 on the season. He walked in a run in the 4th inning and then had doubles in the
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