Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
SEATTLE -- The Boston Red Sox broke free from the shackles imposed by the Seattle pitching staff midgame Friday, coming up with four home runs in the space of eight batters to prop up the two-hit pitching of starter Aaron Cook in a 5-0 win over the Mariners. While Cook allowed Seattle just two singles in nine innings, the Red Sox let loose with three homers in the fifth inning by Will Middlebrooks, Cody Ross and Daniel Nava, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a two-run shot in the sixth. All were off Seattle starter Hector Noesi. Cook, a 2008 All-Star while with the Colorado Rockies, signed a minor league contract with Boston in January. He started the season at Triple-A Pawtucket and was making just his third big-league start this season. Ichiro Suzuki reached him for an infield single to start the fourth inning, and John Jaso opened the eighth with a sharp single to right. Both were erased by double play grounders, which meant Cook (2-1) faced just one batter over the minimum t...
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