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Varitek's blast is trumped
Mariners 9, Red Sox 8
Jon Lester allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. (John Froschauer/AP)
 Varitek's game-tying homer
The Red Sox refused to say die, you have to hand them that. Three times they came from behind to tie the score or take the lead, the last in the top of the ninth on Jason Varitek's game-tying homer. But they came up on the short end of the seesaw.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 23, 2006
BOS
Boston (59-38)
Lost 2
Seattle 9, Boston 8   SEA
Seattle (47-51)
Won 2
July 23, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 1   8 12 0
Seattle
3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1   9 14 1
Standings thru 7/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Mariners Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B3220200.292
Loretta, 2B4221103.305
Ortiz, DH5232021.281
Ramirez, LF4012012.310
Varitek, C5123012.246
Lowell, 3B5000002.293
Crisp, CF4020011.260
Kapler, RF4000012.277
Gonzalez, SS3100131.276
Totals3781284914 

BATTING
2B: Crisp 2 (11, Washburn, Washburn), Ortiz 2 (18, Washburn, Washburn), Varitek (13, Washburn).
HR: Varitek (11, 9th inning off Putz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Youkilis 2; Loretta 2; Ortiz 5; Ramirez; Varitek 6; Crisp 4.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (94), Ramirez 2 (73), Varitek 3 (47), Loretta (39).
2-out RBI: Varitek 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler; Lowell; Loretta.
SF: Ramirez.
GIDP: Loretta.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (11, 3rd base off Washburn/Johjima).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF5110003.344
Bloomquist, 2B3110210.246
Beltre, 3B5223015.263
Ibanez, LF5120020.274
Sexson, 1B5221023.227
Perez, DH3113011.302
Johjima, C3121000.286
Betancourt, SS4011003.302
Jones, CF4020021.259
Totals3791492916 

BATTING
2B: Beltre (26, Lester), Ibanez 2 (21, Lester, Lester), Johjima (17, Delcarmen).
HR: Perez (9, 3rd inning off Lester, 1 on, 2 out), Beltre (8, 8th inning off Timlin, 0 on, 2 out), Sexson (20, 9th inning off Timlin, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki; Bloomquist; Beltre 6; Ibanez 4; Sexson 5; Perez 4; Johjima 3; Betancourt; Jones 2.
RBI: Beltre 3 (42), Perez 3 (27), Johjima (43), Betancourt (34), Sexson (66).
2-out RBI: Perez 2; Johjima; Betancourt; Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt; Beltre 3.
SF: Perez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones (2, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Jones (1, fielding).
DP: (Beltre-Bloomquist-Sexson).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 5.08551413.04
Hansen (H, 5)1.01001104.58
Delcarmen (BS, 3)1.03220303.48
Timlin (L, 5-1)1.02220122.72
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Washburn 5.18553604.58
Mateo (BS, 3)1.23210005.02
Lowe 1.00001100.00
Putz (BS, 4)(W, 2-0)1.01110212.47

Lester pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Timlin pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

HBP: Johjima (by Lester).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 92-56, Hansen 21-13, Delcarmen 26-17, Timlin 18-13, Washburn 105-69, Mateo 21-18, Lowe 14-7, Putz 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 4-7, Hansen 1-1, Delcarmen 0-0, Timlin 1-1, Washburn 4-6, Mateo 2-3, Lowe 2-0, Putz 0-1.
Batters faced: Lester 25, Hansen 5, Delcarmen 6, Timlin 5, Washburn 27, Mateo 8, Lowe 3, Putz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hansen 1-0, Mateo 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 45,976.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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