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Red Sox Drop M's, 5-1, Dealing Seattle Its 7th Straight Loss

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Clay Buchholz worked seven crisp innings and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to lead Boston past Seattle, 5-1, to complete a three-game sweep.

Buchholz (16-7) yielded a lone run on four hits while walking three and fanning six for the Red Sox, who have won four in a row.

Marco Scutaro went 3-for-4 and scored twice, while Ryan Kalish was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI for Boston, which took five of seven at Safeco Field this season.

David Pauley (2-8) pitched well but took the loss after yielding a pair of runs -- one earned -- on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts over six frames for Seattle, which has lost seven straight.

Russell Branyan clubbed a solo home run to right field with two outs in the first inning to put the Mariners on top.

Seattle had runners at second and third with nobody out and again with two outs in the second but could not score. The complexion of the inning changed when Casey Kotchman was picked off at third for the first out.

Adrian Beltre's home run into the upper deck in left field tied the game in the fourth.

The Red Sox took the lead for good in the sixth when David Ortiz doubled with one out, moved to third on a Beltre fly out and scored when Chone Figgins could not field Daniel Nava's ground ball.

A base hit by Josh Reddick and a walk to Lars Anderson loaded the bases before Yamaico Navarro struck out to end the inning.

Ryan Rowland-Smith took over for Seattle in the seventh and was greeted by a leadoff single from Scutaro that was followed by Kalish's ground-rule double. Both runners scored when Martinez poked a double just inside the right-field line.

Scutaro walked with two outs in the eighth and scored on a Kalish triple.

Seattle put runners at first and second with one out in the eighth but Hideki Okajima got Branyan to ground into an inning-ending double play.

Boston won five games in a season in Seattle for the first time since 1991. The Sox claimed the season series, 7-3...Buchholz is 9-3 in 14 road starts...Beltre extended his hitting streak to seven games, during which he has 12 hits...Boston has won six of its last eight road contests...Seattle has been held to three runs or less in 17 of its last 18 games...Figgins went 2- for-4 to extend his hit streak to eight games in which he has 16 hits. He has six multi-hit games during the streak...The Mariners are 33-33 when scoring first.