Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-0

SEATTLE -- Something was wrong, and it troubled Jason Varitek.

No, it wasn't Manny Ramirez's base-running blunder that cost Varitek an RBI and the Red Sox their best chance to score against one of their toughest opposing pitchers of the season.

It was Varitek's own pitcher, Derek Lowe. By the time Varitek finished warming up Lowe in the bullpen before yesterday's game, the catcher wondered how the Sox would survive against Ichiro, the Hit Machine, and his free-swingi...

SEATTLE -- For David Ortiz, the wonder may be that he has produced as well as he has since he injured his right shoulder diving awkwardly trying unsuccessfully to score Aug. 29 against the Tigers at Fenway Park. Ortiz started yesterday's 2-0 loss to the Mariners on the bench because of nagging soreness in the shoulder. He said he initially feared the injury was severe.

"The next day, I couldn't even comb my hair," he said. "I barely could hold my baby up. I was kind of ...