Buchholz Leads Red Sox Past Mariners 5-1

[photogallerylink id=44248 align=right]Clay Buchholz pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez hit a two-run double and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game series sweep.

Buchholz (16-7) allowed one run – Russell Branyan’s first-inning homer – and four hits in his first victory since Aug. 22. The All-Star right-hander was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in his previous three starts.

Buchholz did not allow a hit after Chone Figgins’ two-out single in the third. He lowered his ERA to 2.48, second in the American League.

The Mariners have lost seven straight.

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