With all eyes focused on a breakfast meeting between principal owner John Henry and - at least for the time being - manager Bobby Valentine, the Red Sox went about the business of trying to end their 6-game losing streak.
It didn't work.
Despite a strong outing by Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox managed only 1 run and committed a pair of errors in a 4-1 loss to the Mariners in Seattle.
Dustin Pedroia (pictured) actually helped the Red Sox get an early 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. With two out, he doubled to center and came around to score on a single by Cody Ross.
Boston managed just 6 hits on the afternoon; Pedroia and Ryan Kalish each had 2.
Buchholz pitched 7 innings and was charged with all 4 Seattle runs. He allowed 6 hits and a walk while striking out 8. Two Red Sox errors didn't help the cause much.
If you're still keeping an eye on the AL East, the Yankees lost to the Rays and Baltimore won. New York's 10-game lead is down to just 1. Jim Monaghan 9/03/2012 06:55:00 PM Tweet