Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

SEATTLE—Jose Lopez lined a single past diving third baseman Mike Lowell to score Wladimir Balentien with the game-winning run and the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night to end a season-high seven-game losing streak.

The Mariners overcame Manny Ramirez's 499th career home run.

The ninth inning began with a one-hopper by Balentien that went off the backhanded glove of Alex Cora for an infield single to deep shortstop. Miguel Cairo then sacrif...

SEATTLE - There was mystery in the air in Seattle, as the night crept on and the score stayed tied. With the cause still unknown as to why starter Daisuke Matsuzaka left the game in the fifth inning, and the outcome still in doubt, the Red Sox headed into the ninth trying to take their second game in the Pacific Northwest.

But it wouldn't happen. With Mike Timlin on the mound in the unfriendly confines of Safeco Field - he was 0-5 with a 10.13 ERA here - and the game ti...