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Late heroics propel Mariners

Michael Saunders seems to be getting the hang of hitting in the clutch. His second go-ahead hit in two days, a two-run single in the eighth, propelled the Mariners to a comeback victory over the Red Sox and a series split.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scutaro, SS4000011.273
Drew, J, RF4120010.269
Ortiz, D, DH3110120.253
Youkilis, 1B4021012.307
Beltre, A, 3B4011001.332
Hermida, LF4000002.219
Cameron, CF4000022.273
Hall, 2B3000012.228
Brown, D, C3010000.182
Totals332721810.270
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, I, RF5000013.308
Figgins, 2B3120212.232
Gutierrez, F, CF3000123.249
Lopez, Jo, 3B4121002.236
Smoak, DH4110003.203
Kotchman, 1B3130100.225
Saunders, M, LF3012103.240
Johnson, Ro, C3000012.193
a-Bradley, PH1011000.207
Bard, C0000000.179
Wilson, Ja, SS4010012.255
Totals3341145620.235
a-Singled for Johnson, Ro in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Youkilis (25, Fister).
TB: Ortiz, D; Youkilis 3; Beltre, A; Brown, D; Drew, J 2.
RBI: Youkilis (61), Beltre, A (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hall; Youkilis.
GIDP: Beltre, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hermida (Kotchman at 2nd base).
DP: (Youkilis-Brown, D).

BATTING
2B: Figgins (13, Matsuzaka).
TB: Figgins 3; Bradley; Kotchman 3; Wilson, Ja; Lopez, Jo 2; Smoak; Saunders, M.
RBI: Lopez, Jo (42), Saunders, M 2 (25), Bradley (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jo; Wilson, Ja; Saunders, M 2; Smoak; Figgins 2.
GIDP: Suzuki, I.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (26, 3rd base off Matsuzaka/Brown, D), Gutierrez, F (14, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Brown, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez, Jo-Figgins-Kotchman).

BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka6.04115404.09
Bard(H, 22)1.02110101.86
Okajima(BS, 4)(L, 3-3)0.25220005.81
Ramirez, R0.10000104.69
Totals8.011445604.24
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fister5.07221303.56
Seddon2.20000301.08
League(W, 8-6)0.10000103.51
Aardsma(S, 18)1.00000104.73
Totals9.07221803.85
Bard pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Matsuzaka.
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 110-65, Bard 18-12, Okajima 15-11, Ramirez, R 5-3, Fister 92-57, Seddon 33-24, League 12-9, Aardsma 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matsuzaka 6-6, Bard 2-0, Okajima 1-0, Ramirez, R 0-0, Fister 3-2, Seddon 1-1, League 0-0, Aardsma 1-0.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 26, Bard 5, Okajima 6, Ramirez, R 1, Fister 22, Seddon 8, League 1, Aardsma 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 1-1, Ramirez, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:01.
Att: 40,022.
Venue: Safeco Field.
July 25, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media