This was was pretty much a cake-walk from the second inning on, as Boston man-handled Joe Saunders and the Mariners on the way to an 8-2 victory. The win allowed Boston to keep pace with the Rays, who also won. Rookie starter Brandon Workman had yet another impressive outing—going six innings and giving up just one earned run. He had a mid-90s fastball and a devastating 76 MPH curveball stymieing the M's all night. The offense was powered by Jacoby Ellsbury (solo HR), Dustin Pedroia (2-R HR) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2 R-HR).