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Luckless Lester
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Mariners 5, Red Sox 4
Jon Lester ceded five runs on eight hits, including two homers, in 5 2/3 innings. (AP)
Staked to a four-run lead, Tacoma native Jon Lester let it go, allowing a solo home run in the fifth and four runs in the sixth. His continued struggles reduced to a mere footnote the performance of Jacoby Ellsbury, who came within a home run of the cycle.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (21-15)
Lost 3
Seattle 5, Boston 4   SEA
Seattle (17-19)
Won 1
May 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 0
Seattle
0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 X   5 11 2
Standings thru 5/15/09  |  Recap: BOS | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Mariners stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 .307
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .324
Drew, J, RF 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 .255
Bay, LF 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 .306
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298
Baldelli, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 6 .250
Lugo, SS 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .326
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .225
Bailey, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .167
Totals 36 4 8 3 4 6 20  

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (6, Jakubauskas), Drew, J (9, Jakubauskas).
3B: Ellsbury (1, Jakubauskas).
TB: Ellsbury 6; Lowell; Drew, J 4; Bailey.
RBI: Drew, J (19), Ellsbury (13), Lugo (4).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baldelli; Pedroia; Drew, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 2 3 3 1 0 2 .320
Lopez, Jo, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241
Sweeney, M, DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246
Beltre, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .222
Balentien, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .306
Branyan, 1B 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 .292
Johjima, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .271
Betancourt, Y, SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 .254
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .262
Totals 35 5 11 5 4 6 21  

BATTING
2B: Branyan (8, Lester), Balentien (7, Lester).
HR: Suzuki, I 2 (4, 5th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Lester, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki, I 9; Johjima; Gutierrez, F 2; Balentien 3; Branyan 4.
RBI: Suzuki, I 3 (12), Gutierrez, F 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Gutierrez, F 2; Suzuki, I 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Balentien; Suzuki, I; Gutierrez, F; Johjima; Sweeney, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gutierrez, F (2, 2nd base off Saito/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Lopez, Jo (6, throw), Betancourt, Y (5, fielding).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (L, 2-4) 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 2 6.51
Bard 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Saito 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.86
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jakubauskas (W, 2-4) 6.0 7 4 3 2 4 0 7.13
White (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.76
Lowe, M (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.41
Aardsma (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.53

Game Scores: Lester 35, Jakubauskas 46.
WP: Lester, Jakubauskas.
IBB: Suzuki, I (by Saito).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 104-59, Bard 25-16, Saito 20-12, Jakubauskas 105-64, White 20-11, Lowe, M 17-9, Aardsma 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 7-3, Bard 0-4, Saito 0-1, Jakubauskas 7-7, White 2-0, Lowe, M 0-1, Aardsma 1-2.
Batters faced: Lester 28, Bard 6, Saito 5, Jakubauskas 28, White 4, Lowe, M 4, Aardsma 4.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 65 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 34,964.
Venue: Safeco Field.
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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