Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-7

SEATTLE -- It was only the first inning, but the sound of TV sets shutting off all over New England could be heard 2,500 miles away.

Why risk sleeping through the morning alarm, when Kason Gabbard couldn't throw a strike?

For Red Sox fans who hung in there, even after Gabbard walked home two runs and hit a batter to force in a third, the rest of the night had to be as disorienting as it was ultimately unrewarding. You dozed off at your own peril.

Gabbard lasted just ...