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Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - David Ortiz's three-run homer capped a two-out rally in the eighth inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 9-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the second of three games at Safeco Field.
Ortiz finished with two hits for the Red Sox, who have won five of their last eight games. Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a double, setting the team record for most extra-base hits by a third baseman (71) while also setting a new career-high in doubles (42).
Jed Lowrie added his first career multi-homer game, blasting his ninth and 10th career long balls, while Rich Hill (1-0) earned his first win since June 19, 2009 while with Baltimore for getting the final out of the seventh.
Franklin Gutierrez finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI for the Mariners, who scored more than three runs at home for the first time since August 6. For the last 16 games in its home park, Seattle had tallied three or fewer runs, the longest single-season streak in the majors since 1920.
Russell Branyan also drove in a pair of runs, while Chone Figgins had four hits. Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI to raise his season hit total to a major-league best 189.
With the game tied, 4-4, entering the seventh, the Mariners forged ahead. Suzuki singled to open the inning, and Figgins put down a sacrifice bunt. Branyan struck out, but Michael Bowden allowed a go-ahead RBI double to Gutierrez to put Seattle in front.
Boston, though, rallied with two outs in the eighth. Brandon League (9-7) retired the first two hitters, but Victor Martinez and Beltre both singled to keep the inning alive. Ortiz followed with a mammoth blast to center, putting Boston ahead, 7-5.
The Red Sox added two insurance runs in the ninth when pinch-runner Eric Patterson scored on a squeeze bunt by Ryan Kalish, who stole second and scored on Josh Reddick's base hit.
Figgins' RBI single off Jonathan Papelbon in the home half accounted for the final margin.
Seattle jumped on top in the first inning. Figgins singled with one away and stole second. After Branyan walked, Gutierrez sent an RBI single to right.
Lowrie, though, provided a quick answer for Boston, blasting a two-run homer in the second. Beltre led off with a double and attempted to score on Ortiz's single, but was thrown out at home.
The Red Sox added to their lead in the third on Martinez's RBI single, but the Mariners got back to within one when Suzuki walked, stole second, moved to third on a single and scored on Branyan's groundout in the home half.
Lowrie displayed some more power in the fourth, leading off the inning with his second home run of the game for a 4-2 Red Sox lead, but Suzuki's RBI double and Branyan's sacrifice fly in the fifth tied the game at 4-4.
Suzuki is gunning for his 10th straight 200-hit season and has led the league in hits in each of the past four seasons...Beltre broke Wade Boggs' extra-base hit record after the Hall of Famer set the mark in 1987...Boston leads the season series, 6-3...Seattle has lost six straight overall...Luke French allowed four runs and six hits in seven innings for Seattle, while Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up five runs, eight hits and four walks in six-plus innings for Boston...Ortiz's homer was his 30th, giving him his sixth 30-home run season and first since 2007.
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