Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 9-2

SEATTLE -- Finally, it seemed, the Red Sox had put the "safe" back in Safeco.

They'd throttled Ichiro, cracked the Mariners' vaunted bullpen, pounded out 13 extra-base hits in two days, including eight in yesterday's 9-2 win, and received back-to-back rousing starts from Daisuke Matsuzaka and Josh Beckett that made their nine-game losing streak here seem like a distant memory.

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