Buchholz Delivers As Sox Sweep The Mariners

Buchholz leads Red Sox past Mariners 5-1

SEATTLE (AP) – Clay Buchholz pitched seven solid innings, Victor

Martinez hit a two-run double and the Boston Red Sox beat the

Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game

series sweep.

Buchholz (16-7) allowed one run – Russell Branyan's first-inning

homer – and four hits in his first victory since Aug. 22. The

All-Star right-hander was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in his previous three


Buchholz did not allow a hit after Chone Figgins' two-out single

in the third. He lowered his ERA to 2.48, second in the American


The Mariners have lost seven straight.


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