Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez fired his first shutout of the
season and John Jaso plated the game-winning run in the ninth as the Mariners
downed the Red Sox, 1-0, in the opener of a four-game series at Safeco Field.
Casper Wells registered the first extra-base hit of the game with a one-out
double in the bottom of the ninth before Justin Smoak was intentionally walked
by Scott Atchison (2-1).
Jaso entered as a pinch-hitter and laced a single to right fielder Cody Ross,
who fired home as Wells rounded third base.
The throw was on line, but catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was unable to corral
the short hop and Wells slid in safely to give the Mariners their second win
in their last three games.
Hernandez (6-5) matched a career-high with 13 strikeouts and allowed just five
hits and one walk.
Red Sox starter Franklin Morales spun seven innings of three-hit ball with two
walks and seven strikeouts.
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