Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 2-1

Standing outside the clubhouse, waiting for Justin Masterson, his family wanted the scoop.

Would Masterson be pitching again for the Red Sox? Where? He would, getting the ball on regular rest Friday in Cincinnati, about as close to his home turf (Beaver Creek, Ohio) as one could get. With Daisuke Matsuzaka not nearly ready to come off the disabled list, and Clay Buchholz working out some kinks in Triple A, Masterson has become as reliable as any Sox starter.

But Masters...

BOSTON—Justin Masterson pitched six strong innings and J.D. Drew hit a go-ahead homer for Boston, lifting the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Masterson (3-0) gave up one run on three hits and struck out four for Boston, which has won 15 of its last 16 at home and eight of 10 overall. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save.

Drew greeted Seattle reliever Sean Green (1-2) with his eighth homer of the season in the sixth...