Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 9-6

SEATTLE — It took just one pitch from Brandon League, a ball, before David Ortiz saw the one he wanted.

He took one of his mighty cuts, a swing-and-release so familiar over the years, and the ball flew off the barrel, dropping into the seats in right-center field, bringing home two of his teammates with two outs in the eighth inning.

From one run down, the Sox were suddenly two runs up, saving them from a disappointing outing by Daisuke Matsuzaka, and a disappointing...