[photogallerylink id=39832 align=right]Marco Scutaro’s second two-run single gave Boston the lead for good and John Lackey pitched eight strong innings to lead the Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on a windy, drizzly Monday night.
Adrian Beltre and J.D. Drew both had two singles for the Red Sox, who won their third straight after their most lopsided loss of the season last Friday.
Chone Figgins had three singles for the Mariners, who their third straight after dropping the final two of a weekend series in Yankee Stadium.
The teams combined for 17 hits – all singles – as a stiff 19-mph wind blowing from center field knocked down any hard-hit flyballs.
Lackey (12-7) gave up three runs – two earned – and six hits, striking out 10 and walking two.