Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-2

SEATTLE -- The kid, who was winless in his first three years in pro ball and has an elbow that should be wearing a hospital tag for all the surgeries he's had (four), pitched better than anyone had a right to expect.

But 24-year-old Kason Gabbard, whom David Ortiz dubbed as a dead ringer for Steve Stifler (``American Pie") after he made his major league debut yesterday, was denied a victory on a day in which his more seasoned teammates stumbled through a 5-2 defeat to t...

SEATTLE -- Curt Schilling said he believes the Red Sox are trying to trade for more pitching, but predicted that if general manager Theo Epstein makes a deal, it will probably be for a fourth- or fifth-type starter rather than a front-line pitcher.

``I'm sure he's got something going," Schilling said before yesterday's 5-2 loss to the Mariners. ``I know he's got a bunch of things going. But [to get a] front-line [pitcher] you'd have to give up players who contribute rig...