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Matsuzaka goes for ninth win as Red Sox visit Seattle

May 27, 2008 - 12:08 PM Boston (32-22) at Seattle (18-34) 10:10 pm EDT

SEATTLE (Ticker) - Daisuke Matsuzaka hopes to keep his record unblemished when the Boston Red Sox take the field against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.

Matsuzaka (8-0, 2.40) continued his stellar season in his last performance, limiting the Kansas City Royals to three runs with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of an 11-8 win on Thursday.

The Japanese import also looks to become the second nine-game winner in the majors, as he would join Arizona Diamondbacks' ace Brandon Webb.

The righthander is just 1-1 with a 4.33 in four lifetime starts against the Mariners.

Seattle counters with Miguel Batista (3-6, 6.47), who has dropped his last two starts - including 9-2 decision at Detroit where he was pounded for five runs and seven hits in three innings.

Batista will try to reach .500 against the defending World Series champion Red Sox, who are just 11-17 on the road.

Bartolo Colon tossed seven strong innings as the Red Sox used a four-run eighth to post a 5-3 win over the Mariners on Monday in the series opener.








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

    BATTERIES: BOS - DAISUKE MATSUZAKA, DAVID AARDSMA (5TH), MANNY DELCARMEN (6TH),
    HIDEKI OKAJIMA (8TH), MIKE TIMLIN (9TH) AND JASON VARITEK
    SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA, RYAN ROWLAND-SM

    May 28 1:10 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE LOPEZ SCORED WLADIMIR BALENTIEN.
    FINAL SCORE: SEATTLE 4, BOSTON 3

    Red Sox 3, Mariners 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsMay 28 1:09 AM
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    Red Sox 3, Mariners 3  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 28 12:52 AM
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    Red Sox 3, Mariners 3  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 28 12:51 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MANNY RAMIREZ (9) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF MIGUEL BATISTA SCORED DUSTIN PEDROIA AND DAVID
    ORTIZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 3, SEATTLE 3
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M LOWELL (.272, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 3, Mariners 3  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 27 11:55 PM
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    Red Sox 3, Mariners 3  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 27 11:55 PM
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    Red Sox 0, Mariners 3  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 27 11:39 PM
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    Red Sox 0, Mariners 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 27 11:29 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0
    SEATTLE 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.246, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox 0, Mariners 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 27 11:10 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R IBANEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0
    SEATTLE 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: A BELTRE (.247, 10 HR, 24 RBI)

    Red Sox 0, Mariners 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 27 10:33 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JOSE VIDRO SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J VIDRO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0
    SEATTLE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.268, 7 HR, 32 RBI)

    Red Sox 0, Mariners 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 27 10:30 PM