Boston Over Mariners 5-4
David Ortiz hit the 449th home run of his career in the first inning, added a line drive RBI single off the wall in the third, and the Boston Red Sox avoided being swept with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Ortiz plunked a two-run shot off the windows of the cafe in right field at Safeco Field for a 2-0 lead, his 18th of the season.
Seahawks Make Roster Move
The Seattle Seahawks have signed rookie wide receiver Kevin Smith, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Smith was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Washington on May 12. He was released by Arizona on June 4 and claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 5. Jacksonville released Smith on June 19.
Seattle past Boston 8-2
Kyle Seager had an RBI double in the first inning and hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Boston starter Jake Peavy as the Seattle Mariners won their fifth straight, 8-2 over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Despite a shaky performance from starter Erasmo Ramirez, the Mariners matched their longest winning streak of the season thanks to another offensive outburst.