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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 11, Mariners 2 – Chavis busts out

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 11-2 win over the Mariners, complete with BSJ analysis and insight.



Chavis busts out: Heading into Sunday, rookie Michael Chavis had grown stone cold at the plate, without a hit in his previous 19 at-bats. In the first inning, Chavis sent a weak popup to shallow right which rookie second baseman Shed Long tracked down, only to mishandle at the last moment as the ball dropped in for a gift single. That ended Chavis's long skid at the plate, and seemed to propel him toward a big afternoon. After hitting into an inning-ending double play in the third, Chavis chipped in with an opposite-field single to right to score two runs in the fifth and then flared another to right in the seventh, plating two more. He finished the day with five RBI, becoming the 23rd rookie to achieve such a thing. He's also now totaled 19 RB in his first 20 games, becoming only the third player in Red Sox history to accumulate that many, following Ted Williams (1939) and George Scott (1966).

Velazquez, two relievers piece it together: Spot starter Hector Velazquez, making his sixth start of the year, gave the Sox