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Red Sox 4, Mariners 0
Jason Varitek (left) celebrates his fifth-inning homer. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
Washington native Jon Lester ended the Sox's three-game losing streak in impressive fashion, shutting out the Mariners over 7 1/3 innings in his homecoming. Lester's batterymate, Jason Varitek, provided all the support the southpaw needed with a two-run homer.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (58-43)
Won 1
Boston 4, Seattle 0   SEA
Seattle (38-61)
Lost 3
July 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0   4 11 0
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 0
Standings thru 7/21/08  |  Recap: BOS | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Mariners stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4010003.262
Pedroia, 2B5010006.320
Drew, RF4000111.290
Ramirez, M, DH5030002.301
  1-Moss, PR-DH0000000.295
Lowell, 3B5000013.282
Youkilis, 1B3110110.314
Crisp, CF2210310.255
Varitek, C4122116.218
Lowrie, SS3022101.298
Totals3541147522 


1-Ran for Ramirez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Varitek (8, 5th inning off Washburn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia; Ramirez, M 3; Youkilis; Crisp; Varitek 5; Lowrie 2.
RBI: Varitek 2 (30), Lowrie 2 (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 2; Varitek 4; Ramirez, M.
S: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Drew; Lowell.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lowrie-Pedroia-Youkilis 2).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4000013.301
Bloomquist, CF4010011.273
Ibanez, LF4010013.278
Beltre, 3B4020001.264
Lopez, 2B4010002.297
Cairo, DH3000013.225
  b-Reed, PH-DH1000000.256
LaHair, 1B2000011.000
  a-Vidro, PH-1B1000002.222
Clement, C3010010.172
Betancourt, SS3020000.265
Totals330800616 

a-Flied out for LaHair in the 7th. b-Lined out for Cairo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Betancourt (23, Lester).
TB: Bloomquist; Ibanez; Beltre 2; Lopez; Clement; Betancourt 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bloomquist; Vidro.
GIDP: Lopez; Ibanez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lopez-LaHair-Betancourt, Washburn-Lopez-LaHair).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 8-3)7.18000603.20
Papelbon (S, 29)1.20000002.34
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Washburn (L, 4-9)5.27222314.75
Lowe 1.21223104.17
Jimenez, C 0.21001000.84
Batista 1.02001106.89

HBP: Youkilis (by Lowe).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 103-75, Papelbon 15-10, Washburn 113-63, Lowe 40-20, Jimenez, C 14-6, Batista 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 8-8, Papelbon 4-1, Washburn 5-9, Lowe 3-1, Jimenez, C 1-1, Batista 0-2.
Batters faced: Lester 29, Papelbon 4, Washburn 24, Lowe 10, Jimenez, C 4, Batista 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Papelbon 3-0, Lowe 2-0, Jimenez, C 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 37,861.
July 21, 2008

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