The Seattle Mariners were able to win the rubber game of their three-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night at Safeco Field. The Mariners will head into a much-needed off day on Thursday following the 2-1 win.
The M's jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when a Dustin Ackley single drove in Eric Thames and Mike Carp. While the Mariners coughed up an early lead on Tuesday, they had better luck on Wednesday night. Cody Ross hit an RBI double in the top of the sixth inning, but the Seattle bullpen clamped down and was able to hold on for the victory.
Starter Kevin Millwood had a solid start, going six innings and allowing one run on four hits and three walks. Millwood finally picks up that elusive fifth win of the season and Tom Wilhelmsen recorded his 24th save.
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