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Loretta, Papi steal the show
Red Sox 7, Mariners 6
David Ortiz touched up Seattle for a pair of homers. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Down to their final out, Mark Loretta connected for a two-run walk-off homer to lift the Sox to a dramatic Patriots Day win. David Ortiz kept the Red Sox close throughout, belting two home runs while nearly blasted a third. Loretta's heroics made a winner of Mike Timlin.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 17, 2006
SEA
Seattle (6-8)
Lost 2
Boston 7, Seattle 6   BOS
Boston (9-4)
Won 2
April 17, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1   6 10 0
Boston
1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 2   7 12 1
Standings thru 4/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4111101.190
Lopez, 2B5000023.268
Ibanez, LF3011010.315
Sexson, 1B4010011.245
Johjima, C4120011.364
Everett, DH4112001.163
Beltre, 3B3220100.143
Bloomquist, CF-SS4110002.222
Betancourt, SS2011000.227
a-Petagine, PH1001001.500
Reed, CF0000000.263
Totals3461062510 

a-Grounded out for Betancourt in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (2, DiNardo), Sexson (6, DiNardo), Betancourt (5, DiNardo).
HR: Everett (2, 6th inning off Seanez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki 2; Ibanez; Sexson 2; Johjima 2; Everett 4; Beltre 2; Bloomquist; Betancourt 2.
RBI: Ibanez (9), Betancourt (5), Everett 2 (6), Suzuki (4), Petagine (2).
2-out RBI: Betancourt; Everett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johjima; Suzuki; Lopez.
S: Betancourt.
SF: Ibanez.
GIDP: Sexson; Everett.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (1, 3rd base off Tavarez/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Betancourt-Sexson, Betancourt-Lopez-Sexson).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4220110.300
Loretta, 2B5112002.260
Ortiz, DH4223010.327
Ramirez, LF4020010.239
Nixon, RF4230001.360
Varitek, C3011102.270
Lowell, 3B4000005.256
Cora, SS3011010.167
b-Pena, PH1000010.261
Stern, CF2000001.200
a-Mohr, PH-CF2000010.188
Totals3671272611 

a-Flied out for Stern in the 7th. b-Struck out for Cora in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cora (2, Meche), Nixon 2 (2, Meche, Putz).
HR: Ortiz 2 (6, 1st inning off Meche, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Meche, 1 on, 1 out), Loretta (1, 9th inning off Guardado, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Youkilis 2; Loretta 4; Ortiz 8; Ramirez 2; Nixon 5; Varitek; Cora 2.
RBI: Ortiz 3 (12), Cora (3), Varitek (5), Loretta 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Ortiz; Cora; Varitek; Loretta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stern.
GIDP: Varitek; Lowell.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Cora (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Lowell-Loretta-Youkilis, Loretta-Cora-Youkilis).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche 6.08441326.46
Woods (H, 2)1.10001102.35
Putz (BS, 1)0.22110004.50
Guardado (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.222202111.57
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
DiNardo 5.06221103.48
Seanez 1.022202110.80
Tavarez 1.00100003.00
Foulke 1.12110104.91
Timlin (W, 1-0)0.20001100.00

IBB: Varitek (by Meche), Suzuki (by Timlin).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 102-63, Woods 24-11, Putz 17-11, Guardado 17-10, DiNardo 81-47, Seanez 25-17, Tavarez 14-8, Foulke 22-14, Timlin 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 9-6, Woods 0-3, Putz 2-0, Guardado 0-0, DiNardo 10-4, Seanez 0-1, Tavarez 3-0, Foulke 1-2, Timlin 1-0.
Batters faced: Meche 25, Woods 5, Putz 4, Guardado 4, DiNardo 20, Seanez 5, Tavarez 4, Foulke 6, Timlin 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 36,188.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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