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The Red Sox won the series finale in Seattle today, 8-7, as Daniel Nava hit a two-out single to drive in Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the 10th inning.
Nava was an unlikely hero (and not just because the usual "he was signed for $1" reason). Heading into the at bat, Nava was 0-for-5, and to top it off, with first base open and Bradley on second, Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen intentionally walked Jacoby Ellsbury to pitch to Nava.
Nava fought through the at bat as Wilhelmsen mixed fastballs and curves, and finally sat back on a curve and got enough wood on it to get it past the second baseman and into the outfield. It wasn't a frozen rope, but it was plenty to drive in Bradley, who was pinch running for Ryan Lavarnway (who had coaxed a walk in his own patient at bat).
The nail-biting nature of the later portion of the game was the exact opposite of its beginning. The Sox and Mariners traded punches through five sloppy innings, each putting seven runs up on the board and chasing the opponent's starter out of the game. (Ryan Dempster lasted just three and a third innings.)
Each team's bullpen settled things down. For the Sox, that came in the form of knuckleballer Steven Wright, who pitched five and two-thirds scoreless innings, walking two and giving up three hits. It was exactly what the battered Red Sox bullpen needed, and I'm sure John Farrell will be full of praise in the postgame.
Non-all-star Koji Uehara picked up a relatively easy save, except for a close call on a Jason Bay bomb that went just left of the foul pole.
The Sox are now 57-37 and head to Oakland.
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— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) July 11, 2013
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