Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 5-1

SEATTLE — Jed Lowrie hit two home runs Tuesday, helping the Red Sox to a 9-6 victory against the Mariners.

His reward was a seat on the bench yesterday for the final game of the series.

Lowrie missed most of spring training and then nearly four months of the season recovering from mononucleosis. He is still getting his stamina back and manager Terry Francona looks for opportunities to give him extra rest.

With the Sox off today, Lowrie will get a two-day break before...

SEATTLE — No one was worried about Clay Buchholz’s previous start, when he lasted only an inning in Oakland. But even so, it was impressive the way Buchholz bounced back last night from one of his few bad performances this season.

Buchholz limited the Mariners to just one run in seven innings in a 5-1 win, improving to 16-7 and making up for the blip on his 2010 résumé. His command was back, along with his curveball.

“Felt really good with the fastball, felt like I h...