Julian Tavarez was charged with six runs, but only three were earned, on six hits over 4 1/3 innings as the Red Sox dropped the opener of their three-game series with the Mariners. J.D. Drew and Kevin Youkilis drove in two runs apiece to account for Boston's runs.
Trailing by a run in the fifth inning, the Mariners scored five times in the frame on a Willie Bloomquist RBI single, a two-run single by Jose Lopez and two bases-loaded walks. Kenji Johjima and Adrian Beltre added back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning.
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