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Sox struggle in Seattle
Mariners 7, Red Sox 4
Jon Lester allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings on Friday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
The Red Sox extended their losing streak at Safeco Field to nine on Friday, as Jon Lester was unable to protect an early lead. David Ortiz had three hits including a homer, but the Sox were stifled by the Seattle bullpen. Mike Timlin took the loss in relief.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (66-43)
Lost 1
Seattle 7, Boston 4   SEA
Seattle (60-47)
Won 2
August 3, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   4 12 2
Seattle
0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 8/3/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Mariners Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5220002.323
Youkilis, 1B4020101.302
Ortiz, DH5132003.323
Ramirez, LF4010013.297
Lowell, 3B4011011.304
Varitek, C3010102.273
Pena, RF1100000.219
  a-Drew, PH-RF2000012.245
Crisp, CF4010002.281
Lugo, SS4010011.222
Totals3641232417 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Pena in the 6th.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz (19, 3rd inning off Ramirez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pedroia 2; Youkilis 2; Ortiz 6; Ramirez; Lowell; Varitek; Crisp; Lugo.
RBI: Lowell (74), Ortiz 2 (67).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 2; Youkilis; Lowell; Ortiz.
GIDP: Pedroia; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Lugo (11, throw), Timlin (2, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Lugo, Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4010100.351
Vidro, DH4020102.308
Guillen, RF4000027.283
Beltre, 3B4121000.277
Sexson, 1B4000033.196
Johjima, C4122000.275
Jones, LF4220010.500
Lopez, 2B2100112.258
Betancourt, SS4224001.287
Totals3471173715 

BATTING
HR: Betancourt (6, 4th inning off Lester, 2 on, 1 out), Johjima (12, 7th inning off Timlin, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Suzuki; Vidro 2; Beltre 2; Johjima 5; Jones 2; Betancourt 5.
RBI: Beltre (63), Betancourt 4 (41), Johjima 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Sexson.
S: Lopez.
GIDP: Guillen 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Beltre (9, 2nd base off Timlin/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Guillen (Ramirez at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Betancourt-Lopez-Sexson 2).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 5.08442415.09
Timlin (L, 1-1)1.13321113.71
Delcarmen 0.20000202.57
Lopez 1.00000002.87
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramirez 4.010440116.68
Green (W, 5-1)2.21000002.44
O'Flaherty 0.01000003.25
Lowe (H, 2)0.20001204.50
Sherrill (H, 17)0.20000101.38
Putz (S, 32)1.00001001.38

Ramirez pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.
O'Flaherty pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Suzuki (by Timlin).
HBP: Pena (by Ramirez).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 99-63, Timlin 30-19, Delcarmen 9-6, Lopez 9-5, Ramirez 75-43, Green 33-20, O'Flaherty 5-2, Lowe 14-6, Sherrill 10-6, Putz 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 5-6, Timlin 4-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Lopez 0-3, Ramirez 7-3, Green 7-1, O'Flaherty 0-0, Lowe 0-0, Sherrill 1-0, Putz 2-1.
Batters faced: Lester 24, Timlin 9, Delcarmen 2, Lopez 3, Ramirez 21, Green 8, O'Flaherty 1, Lowe 3, Sherrill 2, Putz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Green 2-0, Lowe 1-0, Sherrill 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:19.
Att: 46,243.

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