The Red Sox headed into their Tuesday night game at the Seattle Mariners with a three game losing streak.
The Boston-based team have hit a run of form that they cannot afford to sustain in a highly competitive American League East.
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees are five and a half and six games back respectively, however the Tampa Bay Rays have hit a great run of form, they are currently on a six game winning streak and are now only three and a half games back from Boston.
Red Sox manager John Farrell knew that this could turn out to be a crucial game for Boston’s season.
The Red Sox suffered a shaky start, starting pitcher Allen Webster suffered early, giving up seven runs in only two and a third innings pitched. It would have been easy for Boston to lose heart, down by five runs to one at the top of the third.
The team however, showed gritty determination, putting up five runs in the top of the third and didn’t look back as they eventually ran out to an 11-8 win.
David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr and Mike Napoli all added a home run to their tallies as the Red Sox put up 16 hits in an impressive offensive performance.
The Boston Red Sox will play the last two games of the series in Seattle on Wednesday and Thursday before heading to Oakland to play the Athletics in a three game series before the All-Star break.
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