Junichi Tazawa


BOSTON -- A tale of two pitchers:

1. Tuesday was a reminder of how important Junichi Tazawa is to the Red Sox bullpen.


BOSTON - It was a fairly under-the-radar roster move on a day where Shane Victorino was activated, Blake Swihart was placed on the DL, and Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to the PawSox.


SEATTLE - Traditionally, in postgame media sessions with reporters, a manager waits for the first question to be asked.


SEATTLE -- Three thoughts from the Red Sox' 2-1 victory over the Mariners on Thursday night:

1) The little things can mean a lot.


BOSTON - It was the home run that few wanted to see. Not the Red Sox, certainly, locked in a tie game in the eighth inning.