Sox Bullpen Gives Up Lead As Mariners Win Series Finale

SEATTLE (AP) – Michael Saunders lined a two-run single off

Boston reliever Hideki Okajima in the bottom of the eighth inning

to give Seattle the lead, Milton Bradley's squeeze bunt added

another run, and the Mariners rallied for a 4-2 win over the Red

Sox on Sunday.

The Mariners' unlikely rally salvaged a split of the four-game

series and sent Boston into the final stage of its 10-game West

Coast trip now eight games behind the New York Yankees in the

American League East.

Seattle's rally started innocently enough with singles by Jose

Lopez and Justin Smoak. After Casey Kotchman's bunt was botched by

Okajima, Saunders followed by slapping a 1-2 pitch into right field

to score Lopez and Smoak.


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