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Red Sox hope to break drought vs. Mariners

Aug 4, 2007 - 1:22 PM Boston (66-43) at Seattle (60-47) 10:05 pm EDT

SEATTLE (Ticker) - The Boston Red Sox try to end a nine-game losing streak at Safeco Field on Saturday when they face the Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners took Friday's contest, 7-4, spoiling the homecoming of Boston starter Jon Lester, a native of Tacoma, Washington. The lefthander was making his third start of the season after coming back from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Seattle's top prospect, outfielder Adam Jones, made his season debut on Friday in left field and clubbed a pair of hits and scored two runs.

The Red Sox will turn to Daisuke Matsuzaka (12-8, 3.75 ERA) to end the slide. The Japanese righthander will be making his fourth start already in his rookie campaign against countryman Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners. Matsuzaka got knocked around by Seattle in his first three starts, going 0-1 with a 4.95 ERA.

Ichiro is just 1-for-8 with three strikeouts against Matsuzaka on this side of the Pacific.

Seattle will counter with Jarrod Washburn (8-7, 4.11). The veteran lefthander has struggled of late, going 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA over his last four starts.

The Red Sox have always been a problem for the 10-year veteran, who owns a 3-3 career mark with a 4.66 ERA in 10 career starts against them.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 10 0
    SEATTLE 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - DAISUKE MATSUZAKA, ERIC GAGNE (8TH), JONATHAN PAPELBON (9TH)
    AND JASON VARITEK
    SEA - JARROD WASHBURN, RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH (7TH),
    BRANDON MORROW (9TH) AND KENJ

    Aug 5 1:20 AM
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    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 5 1:04 AM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 5 12:54 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KENJI JOHJIMA SCORED BEN BROUSSARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K JOHJIMA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4
    SEATTLE 3 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.257, 0-FOR-2, HBP)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 5 12:51 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT (7) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF DAISUKE MATSUZAKA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.348, 0-FOR-3)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 5 12:25 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MANNY RAMIREZ SCORED DAVID ORTIZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4
    SEATTLE 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M LOWELL (.302, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 4 11:58 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JOSE GUILLEN ALLOWED KEVIN YOUKILIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ORTIZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 3
    SEATTLE 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.296, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 4 11:52 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON VARITEK SCORED DAVID ORTIZ AND MANNY
    RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J VARITEK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 2
    SEATTLE 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J DREW (.244, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 4 11:14 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN BELTRE (17) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF DAISUKE MATSUZAKA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: B BROUSSARD (.288, 6 HR, 23 RBI)

    Red Sox vs. MarinersAug 4 10:34 PM
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