Found September 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SEATTLE -- Sitting on a seven-game losing streak and facing a 3-0 deficit halfway through Tuesday's game, the Boston Red Sox suddenly arose and showed life for the first time in just short of forever. The result was a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners sealed only when closer Andrew Bailey completed a strong showing by the Boston bullpen, which threw three scoreless innings in relief of starter Jon Lester. Lester recorded two huge strikeouts with two men on in the fifth and the Mariners perhaps on the verge of putting the game out of reach. Then the Boston offense got into the game. Held scoreless for five innings by Blake Beavan, Boston got singles from Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury, setting up a game-tying homer by Cody Ross, his 20th home run of the season. Two outs later, Ryan Lavarnway broke the 3-3 tie with his first home run of the season in 72 at-bats. Before they could see their way clear to a streak-ending win, the Red Sox had to get a big performance fro...
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