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Scutaro drives in four as Red Sox down Mariners

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8/23/2010 10:22:06 PM
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Marco Scutaro drove in four runs and John Lackey tossed eight solid innings, as the Boston Red Sox used a three-run seventh to defeat the Seattle Mariners, 6-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

J.D. Drew and Victor Martinez each knocked in a run for the Red Sox, who have won three in a row and five of seven overall.

Lackey (12-7) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits to win his second straight start. The right-hander also fanned a season-high 10 batters and walked two.

"I've been going deep in games, giving us a chance to win," Lackey said. "Tonight, I felt really good."

Casey Kotchman had two RBI for the Mariners, who have dropped three straight since a three-game win streak. Chone Figgins had three hits and scored a run.

Doug Fister (4-9) went 6 1/3 frames in the start, allowing five runs -- two earned -- on six hits. He also struck out six and walked one.

"They did what I wanted them to do, put it on the ground," Fister said. "Unfortunately, it went in a couple of holes."

With the score deadlocked at three, the Red Sox scored three times in the seventh to take the lead. Jed Lowrie and Daniel Nava got things started with consecutive singles. A sacrifice bunt moved the runners up one base. Sean White relieved Fister and gave up a two-run single to Scutaro. Drew followed with a base hit to put men on the corners. Martinez then hit a sac fly. Adrian Beltre lined out to end the frame, but not before Boston took a 6-3 margin.

Jonathan Papelbon worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to record his 31st save of the season.

Seattle got on the board in the third. Ryan Langerhans walked and moved to second three batters later when Ichiro Suzuki was intentionally walked. Figgins followed with an infield single. Second baseman Lowrie's fielding error on the play allowed Langerhans to score.

Fister retired eight straight batters before Beltre led off a three-run fifth with a single. Two batters later, Lowrie reached base on left fielder Langerhans' fielding error. Nava walked to load the bases. After Ryan Kalish popped out, Scutaro hit a two-run single to right. Drew's RBI single gave Boston a 3-1 lead.

The Mariners plated two runs in the sixth to tie the game. Suzuki and Figgins started the inning with consecutive singles. Franklin Gutierrez reached first on Lackey's fielding error two batters later to load the bases. Kotchman followed with a two-run single to right. Adam Moore grounded into a fielder's choice and Langerhans flied out, but not before Seattle made it a 3-3 contest.

Game Notes

The Red Sox lead the season series with the Mariners, 3-2...Seattle was without outfielder Michael Saunders (right shoulder)...Boston has claimed outfielder Johnny Damon off waivers from the Detroit Tigers, and the veteran has until Wednesday to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause to re-join the club he helped win the 2004 World Series title...Lackey improved to 13-9 lifetime against the Mariners.


Papelbon and Scutaro celebrate (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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