Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-1

SEATTLE -- The advertised "Showdown in Seattle" was between Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ichiro Suzuki, and the principals didn't disappoint.

But there's little question that back in New England, the talk will be of manager Terry Francona's choice between Julio Lugo and a hyphen.

Francona opted for Lugo. In the aftermath of a 2-1, 11-inning Red Sox loss to the Seattle Mariners yesterday, he might have been better off taking his chances against the punctuation mark.

While Ma...