Recap - King Felix & Mariners offense too much for Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The combination of Felix Hernandez and a lack of offense to begin with spelled doom for the Red Sox as they dropped the opening game of their 3-game series with the Seattle Mariners 12-3 at Safeco Field.

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Boston actually had the lead twice against King Felix, but ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Mariners erupted for six runs, all of which were charged to Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey.

David Ortiz ripped an RBI single in the top of the first to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead and after Seattle had tied the game at one, Mike Napoli got the lead back with his 9th home run of the year.

Dustin Pedroia, Ortiz and Napoli each had two hits for Boston.

Lackey's record dropped to 8-5 with the loss. He was charged with 7 runs on 7 hits and a pair of walks in 3.2 innings. Hernandez improved to 9-2 holding the Red Sox to 2 runs on 6 hits over 7 innings. He struck out 6 and didn't walk anyone.

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