Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 1-0

SEATTLE—Finally, two months into a dreadful season, the Mariners' ace showed up.

Erik Bedard looked like the man for whom Seattle traded five players to Baltimore in February by allowing just two hits in seven innings, and Yuniesky Betancourt's home run was all the Mariners needed to beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Reliever Brandon Morrow stranded Julio Lugo at second by striking out Dustin Pedroia on a 98 mph fastball to end the eighth. In the ninth, wa...

SEATTLE - They have been one-hit and two-hit, lost in the ninth inning and the early innings. They have had good pitching performances and bad ones - from the same starter, in fact - and in the end, they have lost five of six games on this 10-game trip through Oakland and Seattle and Baltimore.

The offensive problem was highlighted last night when a home run by Mariners No. 9 hitter Yuniesky Betancourt consigned the Red Sox to their eighth loss in their last nine road g...