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Righty keeps Sox in it
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Red Sox 5, Mariners 3
David Ortiz is congratulated by Manny Ramirez on his solo home run in the fourth inning. (AP)
After Bartolo Colon stifled Seattle with seven innings of one-run ball, Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI ground-rule double with two outs in the eighth, sparking a four-run frame. Boston needed the insurance, as Jonathan Papelbon allowed two runs before closing the door in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 05/26: BOS 5, SEA 3
  • Tue. 05/27: SEA 4, BOS 3
  • Wed. 05/28: @ SEA, 10:10 PM ET
BOS
Boston (32-22)
Won 1
Boston 5, Seattle 3   SEA
Seattle (18-34)
Lost 7
May 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0   5 9 1
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   3 8 0
Standings thru 5/26/08  |  Recap: BOS | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Mariners stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF-LF4010101.278
Pedroia, 2B5111013.289
Ortiz, DH4211122.247
Ramirez, LF3111100.291
  Crisp, CF0000000.287
Lowell, 3B4011001.276
Drew, RF3020110.290
Varitek, C3001112.275
Casey, 1B4010004.348
Lugo, SS3100001.289
  Cora, SS1010000.385
Totals345955514 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (16, Hernandez).
HR: Ortiz (12, 4th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 2; Ortiz 4; Ramirez; Lowell; Drew 2; Casey; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz (40), Pedroia (27), Ramirez (31), Lowell (20), Varitek (19).
2-out RBI: Ortiz; Pedroia; Ramirez; Lowell; Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz 2; Casey 2.
GIDP: Lowell; Pedroia.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Papelbon (1, throw).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5121004.292
Lopez, 2B4010003.298
Vidro, DH2000101.236
Ibanez, LF4001023.268
Beltre, 3B4000013.247
Reed, RF4000021.214
Sexson, 1B3010010.200
  1-Cairo, PR-1B1100000.167
Johjima, C4120001.227
Betancourt, SS4020012.283
Totals353821718 


1-Ran for Sexson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Johjima (7, Colon).
TB: Suzuki 2; Lopez; Sexson; Johjima 3; Betancourt 2.
RBI: Ibanez (32), Suzuki (14).
2-out RBI: Suzuki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez 2; Beltre; Suzuki.
S: Vidro.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lopez-Betancourt-Sexson, Beltre-Cairo).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Colon (W, 2-0)7.05111402.25
Okajima 1.01000100.86
Papelbon 1.02200202.25
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 2-5)7.27555513.60
Rowland-Smith 1.12000002.49

WP: Papelbon.
Balk: Hernandez.
IBB: Ortiz (by Hernandez).
HBP: Lopez (by Colon).
Pitches-strikes: Colon 84-59, Okajima 19-12, Papelbon 24-15, Hernandez 112-67, Rowland-Smith 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Colon 5-12, Okajima 0-2, Papelbon 1-0, Hernandez 9-9, Rowland-Smith 3-1.
Batters faced: Colon 28, Okajima 4, Papelbon 6, Hernandez 34, Rowland-Smith 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rowland-Smith 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 35,818.

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