Josh Beckett struck out nine Seattle Mariners (60-49) and Manny Ramirez hit his 19th homerun of the season in the 9-2 win.
On a 107 pitches, Josh Beckett went 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits, one run, walked two, and struck out nine hitters including striking out Ben Broussard, Adam Jones, and Jose Vidro two times a piece in the game to earn his 14th win of the season.
Manny Ramirez homered in the fifth inning off of Seattle starter Miguel Batista giving Boston a 3-0 lead that was only added on to in the seventh, eigth, and ninth innings.
Ramirez ended the game going 2-4 with one run and two RBI’s.
Coco Crisp was 2-4 with a run, a walk, one RBI, and also added a great running diving catch in the seventh inning robbing Vidro of a ball that was sinking fast.
Already scoring in the first on a sacrifice fly by Ramirez, Boston, added one more in the inning on a bases loaded walk drawn by Jason Varitek.
The Red Sox left 8 runners on base before the seventh inning, but finally opened the flood gates against the Mariners scoring two in the seventh, three in the eighth, and one in the ninth.
J.D. Drew started the scoring in the seventh with a triple to deep right center scoring David Ortiz and Mike Lowell reach on an infield single that scored Drew from third giving Boston a 5-1 lead.
Seattle scored in the previous inning on a Jamie Burke single that scored Broussard.
Crisp notched a sacrifice fly and Kevin Youkilis doubled giving Boston a big lead at 7-1. Ortiz followed by hitting a single to shallow center scoring Youkilis making it 8-1.
Dustin Pedroia rounded out the Boston offensive onslaught with a double to deep left in the ninth scoring Crisp in the ninth and Vidro brought home a runner in the bottom frame of the inning on a single to center off of Kyle Snyder.
Snyder finished out the inning giving Boston their second straight victory over Seattle at Safeco Field.