Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

SEATTLE - It was the same tired story for the Red Sox.

The same tired story for Jon Lester. His brilliance has waned as his ERA has waxed. After proclaiming early and often that it was just one pitch, or one hit, that undid his outings, the frustration bubbled over for him last night. He seemed disgusted at his season, every word jumping in annoyance out of his mouth.

He had lost again, this time cowed by two home runs from a singles hitter, as an Sox early lead became ...