Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-1

SEATTLE -- Forget about the curse and the Sports Illustrated jinx.

The Red Sox last night fell victim to a brief revival of their first-half defensive woes and a Native American pitcher who invokes the spirit of his Lakota Sioux ancestors -- the same tribe that helped annihilate General Custer at Little Big Horn.

On a night that unfolded as a losing proposition -- the AL East-leading Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Devil Rays in the Bronx -- the Sox aggravated mat...