Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/1/12
SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners happy to have gotten a split of the series, thanks to their first extra-inning win of the year, a 2-1 victory provided by David Ortiz's 10th-inning sacrifice fly on Sunday. Newly acquired Brent Lillibridge opened the 10th with a double for the Red Sox, then moved to third on Dustin Pedroia's single before Ortiz, who spent the weekend looking for his 400th career homer, settled for a fly ball deep enough to right field to get the run in. That made a winner out of Vicente Padilla (2-0), who pitched out of a jam in the ninth with Alfredo Aceves getting his 19th save with a 1-2-3 10th. Save for a four-homer burst over the space of eight batters in the middle innings Friday, the Red Sox seemed completely baffled by the Mariners pitchers over the weekend, but Pedroia ended that with his first homer in s...
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