Jake Peavy took the mound for the Krakens in a must-win game. The contest started as a pitcher's duel; Chipper Jones hit a home run in the second and J.J. Hardy hit his second double play sac fly of the month in the fifth. Peavy finally ran out of gas in the eighth giving up a double to Lombardozzi and an RBI single to Derek Jeter. Reliever Tim Collins had pitched 2 1/3 scoreless inning yesterday but didn't have his best stuff giving up a two-run home run to Todd Frazier making the score 4-1 going into the bottom of the inning.
The crowds were merciless in their booing as J.J. Hardy came up to face C.C. Sabathia but the shortstop muscled out a single and the next batter, Jeff Mathis, hit one over the fence to make it a one-run game. Sabthia tied to hold on and got a fly out from Brett Butler but an Edwin Encarnacion single finally knocked him out of the game. Reliever Troy Patton came in to face Miguel Cabrera who knocked on into the left field bleachers to put the Krakens on top. Justin Maxwell got on after a Todd Frazier error and scored thanks to a pinch-hit from Gerardo Parra. In the ninth stopper Fernando Rodney came in with a rare save opportunity. The Coney Island crowd was stunned by a Carlos Gomez double but Dave Ross lined right at Omar Infante who doubled Gomez off. Ichiro Suzuki popped up and the Krakens were back on the winning path. What a game!