Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 9-4

FIRST INNING RED SOX -- Youkilis flied to center.

Loretta flied to right. Ortiz (33) homered to right. Ramirez flied to right. ONE RUN, ONE HIT, NONE LEFT.


RED SOX -- Kapler safe on pitcher's error. Gonzalez (7) homered to left. Youkilis grounded to shortstop. Loretta doubled to left. Ortiz grounded to shortstop, Loretta to third. Ramirez grounded to shortstop. TWO RUNS. TWO HITS. ONE LEFT. ONE LEFT.


RED SOX -- Varitek (10) homered...

SEATTLE -- By virtue of making three starts this season, Kyle Snyder is a longtime member of the Red Sox family compared with Kason Gabbard, the kid scheduled to make his major league debut this afternoon. How familiar is Gabbard to manager Terry Francona?

``The one time I can remember him is I think he pitched the night game against the college team -- does that make sense?" Francona said of Gabbard's lone appearance in a spring training game. ``I think he pitched a co...